§ Mr. Temple-Morris
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how many indemnity undertakings were given by Departments under section 16 of the National Heritage Act 1980 for the six months ending 31 March; and what was the value of contingent liabilities in respect of such undertakings given at any time and which remain outstanding as at 31 March.
§ Mr. Brooke
The information requested is as follows:
In the six months to 31 March 1993 the following undertakings to indemnify were given by the relevant departments for items on loan to national and non-national institutions:
Number Department of National Heritage 501 Scottish Office Education Department 45 Welsh Office Education Department 26 Department of Education for Northern Ireland 9
The value of contingent liabilities in respect of such undertakings given at any time and outstanding at 31 March 1993 are:
£ Department of National Heritage 1,187,879,848 Scottish Office Education Department 133,108,056 Welsh Office Education Department 32,937,662 Department of Education for Northern Ireland 2,994,719