HC Deb 04 November 1997 vol 300 cc122-3W
Sir Patrick Cormack

To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what are the membership and terms of reference of the Advisory Committee on Works of Art. [14034]

Mr. Kirkwood

I understand that Madam Speaker has appointed the following Members to the Advisory Committee on Works of Art: the hon. Members for Stockton, North (Mr. Cook), for Staffordshire, South (Sir P. Cormack), for Dudley, North (Mr. Cranston), for Wantage (Mr. Jackson), for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (Mr. Maclennan), for Blackpool, South (Mr. Marsden), for Glasgow, Cathcart (Mr. Maxton) and for Windsor (Mr. Trend).

The terms of reference of the Committee are: to advise the Speaker generally on matters relating to works of art, including acquisitions; and to advise the Accommodation and Works Committee on the policy on, conservation of, and curatorial management of the collections of pictures, statues, murals, historic furniture and furnishings and decorative interior of the Palace; and advise on the decorative interiors of other buildings in the Parliamentary Estate when requested by that Committee.