§ Mr. Waterson
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what was(a) the number of indemnity undertakings given by Departments under section 16 of the 201W National Heritage Act 1980 for the six-month period ending 31 March and (b) the value of any contingent liabilities in respect of such undertakings given at any time and which remain outstanding as at 31 March. 
§ Mr. Dorrell
The information my hon. Friend requests is as followsIn the six-month period ended 31 March 1995 the following undertakings to indemnify were given by the relevant departments for items on loan to national and non-national institutions.
Items Department of National Heritage 469 Scottish Office Education Department 77 Welsh Office Education Department 35 Department of Education for Northern Ireland 14
The values of contingent liabilities in respect of such undertakings given at any time and outstanding at 31 March 1995 are:
£ Department of National Heritage 2,096,423,871 Scottish Office Education Department 169,842,604 Welsh Office Education Department 25,179,133 Department of Education for Northern Ireland 5,098,379