§ Mr. Andrew Faulds
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will publish the attendance figures for the financial year ended 31 March reported by the national museums and galleries for which he is responsible, broken down into the individual institutions, but including their outstations, with figures in each case of the percentage increase or decrease on the attendance figures for the preceding year.
§ Mr. Sproat
[holding answer 7 July 1994]: The information is as follows:
which licences have been withheld but the final disposal of which is not yet decided, specifying in each case (a) the valuation and (b) the relevant time limit.
§ Mr. Sproat
[holding answer 7 July 1994]: The information is as follows:473W
Description of item Valuation (£) Outcome A marble effigy of the Duchesse de Nemours, by Chapu, dated between 1881–1883 79,987.50 Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery which is part of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside A pastel portrait of Caroline, 4th Duchess of Marlborough, by Gainsborough, c. 1767–72 236,919.00 Export licence granted A painting, 'Saint Sebastian Succoured by Two Angels', by Guercino, 1617 400,000.00 Decision deferred until after 31 July 1994 A painting, 'The Miraculous Transportation of the Holy House of Loreto', by Tiepolo (1696– 1770) 3,200,000.00 Export licence granted A marble bust of Lady Harriet Pellew, by Thorwaldsen, 1817 170,404.00 Export licence granted A drawing 'A Canephorous in profile to the left', by in Parmigianino (1503–1540) 90,000.00 Decision deferred until after 7 August 1994 An electroplated teapot, by James Dixon & Sons, designed by Dr. Christopher Dresser, 1879 68,812.50 Decision deferred until after 7 August 1994