§ Mr. Duncan
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how many indemnity undertakings were given716W by Departments under section 16 of the National Heritage Act 1980 for the six month period ending 30 September 1994; and what is the value of any contingent liabilities in respect such undertakings given at any time which remain outstanding as at 30 September 1994.
§ Mr. Dorrell
The information that my hon. Friend requests is as follows:
In the six-month period ended 30 September 1994, the following undertakings to indemnify were given by the relevant departments for items on loan to national and non-national institutions:
Department of National Heritage 503 Scottish Office Education Department 108 Welsh Office Education Department 39 Department of Education for Northern Ireland 19
The value of contingent liabilities in respect of such undertakings given at any time and outstanding at 30 September 1994 are:
£ Department of National Heritage 1,730,975,529 Scottish Office Education Department 394,655,574 Welsh Office Education Department 36,265,802 Department of Education for Northern Ireland 4,573,154