§ Mr. Faulds
To ask the Minister for the Arts what was the total amount paid from public funds since 1980 to lenders of works of art and heritage objects to museums, 241W galleries, libraries and public exhibitions in respect of claims satisfied under the indemnification powers given in section 16 of the National Heritage Act 1980; and if he will list the amounts paid in each year since 1980.
§ Mr. Renton
Central records have been maintained only since 1985. The total amount paid under the Government indemnity scheme from then to the present time is £149,000. The amounts paid in each year are as follows:
£ 1985–86 0 1986–87 0 1987–88 78,000 1988–89 0 1989–90 10,000 1990–91 61,000
There have been no payments this financial year.