§ Mr. Ian Bruce
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-month period ended 30 September; and what was the value of contingent liabilities in respect of such undertakings given at any time and which remained outstanding at 30 September.
§ Mr. Brooke
The information my hon. Friend requests is as follows:
In the six-month period ended 30 September 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 601 Scottish Office Education Department 64 Welsh Office Education Department 26 Department of Education Northern Ireland 15
The value of contingent liabilities in respect of such undertakings given at any time and outstanding at 30 September 1993 are: 59W
£ Department of National Heritage 1,669,460,665 Scottish Office Education Department 34,314,647 Welsh Office Education Department 30,467,604 Department of Education Northern Ireland 12,487,361