§ Mr. Key
To ask the Minister for the Arts what representations he has received following the decision of the Victoria and Albert museum to call in and store(a) the Recording Britain collection of paintings commissioned in 1939 and (b) the 67 paintings from that collection on public display in Wiltshire; and what will be his response.
§ Mr. Luce
[holding answer 11 December 1989]: I have received no such representations, but understand that the 764W Victoria and Albert museum has recalled the watercolours currently out on loan in order to ensure their long-term preservation. The paintings will be available for anyone to see on request and the museum will look favourably on requests for loans for specific displays provided the environmental and security conditions are satisfactory.