§ Mr. Winnick
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage (1) what recent representations have been received by his Department from local authorities and others regarding the concessionary television licence fee;
(2) what representations have been received regarding the disparity of treatment for concessionary television licences for pensioners who moved into accommodation before and after May 1988.
§ Mr. Brooke
I have received 108 letters from right hon. and hon. Members, 12 from local authorities and 174 from members of the public about the concessionary television
Description of item Valuation £ Outcome A painting, 'Landscape with Ruth and Boaz', by Joseph Anton Koch 343,000.00 Export licence granted An illustrated book of carbon prints, 'Foochow and the River Min', by John Thomson (1873) 26,200.00 Purchased by the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television A drawing, 'A bearded man seated at a table', by Baccio Bandinelli 50,000.00 Export licence granted An ormolu and ivory mounted bureau cabinet, with marquetry of kingwood, by Pietro Piffetti, c.1770 899,980.00 Export licence granted A drawing, 'A peasant family going to market', by Thomas Gainsborough (late 1760s-early 1770s) 357,600.00 Purchased by Gainsborough's House Three albums of photographs by Bourne, Shepherd and Robertson, c.1870 32,407.50 Export licence refused An English 13th Century gold and sapphire mounted clasp 45,000.00 Decision deferred until after 22 February 1993
Details of the items on which decisions were deferred were given in press notices issued at the time the reviewing committee's recommendations were accepted.