§ Mr. Wilshire
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if there have been any items accepted in lieu of tax or allocated since his announcement on 3 June.
§ Mr. Mellor
Since my announcement on 3 June,Official Report, column 570, I am pleased to inform the House of the acceptance of a further six offers: a painting, "Up and Out" by Richard Hamilton in lieu of £7,000; Hambledon cricket club account book in lieu of £39,120; two paintings, "John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset" by Sir Joshua Reynolds and "Lady Frances Cranfield" by Sir Anthony Van Dyck in lieu of £404,544; two busts by 449W Rysbrack in lieu of £418,920; a painting "Lady Charlotte Bonham-Carter" by Peter Greenham in lieu of £8,500; and land known as Nolands farm in lieu of £57,920.
The paintings "Up and Out" and "Lady Charlotte Bonham-Carter" have been allocated to the Tate gallery. The two paintings by Reynolds and Van Dyck "John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset" and "Lady Frances Cranfield" are to remain at Knole house, and the Rysbrack busts are to remain at Hagley hall. Nolands farm has been allocated to the National Trust. No decision has yet been taken on the allocation of the Hambledon cricket club account book.