HC Deb 11 July 1994 vol 246 c471W
Mr. Faulds

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will list the allocations made to public institutions in the United Kingdom during the half-year ended 30 June of individual works of art and museum objects pre-eminent for national, scientific, historic or artistic interest which have been accepted in satisfaction of inheritance tax, together with information, where applicable, as to conditions or wishes expressed by testators or executors in the matter of allocation; and if he will list the works of art and museum objects which are still awaiting allocation, with the respective dates of their acceptance in satisfaction of inheritance tax.

Mr. Sproat

[holding answer 7 July 1994]: The information is as follows:

Item To whom allocated Condition/wishes
Two Vuillard paintings Fitzwilliam Museum (Femme Assisse Tasse de Cafe) Unconditional
Ashmolean Museum (Le Dejeuner)
Haydn Manuscripts National Trust Conditional
Constable painting Bristol City Art Gallery Conditional
Land at Sheringham Hall National Trust Conditional

Number of visitors in 1992–93(millions) Number of visitors in 1993–94(millions) Percentage Increase/Decrease over the previous year
British Museum 6.914 6.027 -12.8
Imperial War Museum 1.148 1.191 +3.7
National Gallery 4.200 4.015 -4.4
National Maritime Museum 0.541 0.530 -2.0
National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside 1.207 1.340 +11.0
National Portrait Gallery 0.563 0.792 +41.0
Natural History Museum 1.729 1.744 +0.9
Science Museum 2.579 2.671 +3.6
Tate Gallery 2.185 2.747 +26.0
Victoria and Albert Museum 1.454 1.577 +8.5
Wallace Collection 0.198 0.154 -22.0
Total 22.718 22.788 +0.3

It is not possible to identify the number of visitors to the Royal Armouries which at present forms part of the Tower of London.