HC Deb 20 February 1992 vol 204 cc240-1W
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, 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.

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