HC Deb 01 March 1999 vol 326 cc537-8W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list the items sold by his Department, its agencies and associated public bodies from those listed in the National Assets Register of November 1997; if he will give in each case the amount of money realised; if he will estimate the total cash raised from such sales to date; and if he will make a statement. [70408]

Mr. Chris Smith

[holding answer 11 February 1999]The Department itself has sold no assets since November 1997 and its agency, the Royal Parks Agency, has sold one horse which generated proceeds of £2,800. The information for the Department's associated public bodies is listed by asset category, which is in the format as shown in the National Asset Register. The total proceeds from asset sales by associated public bodies amounts to £195,082.

Associated Public Bodies

  1. (i) Arts Council of England
    • Equipment, fixtures, and fittings—proceeds £1,000
    • Works of Art—proceeds £9,000
  2. (ii) British Tourist Authority
    • Motor Vehicles—proceeds £11,000
    • Fixtures and fittings—proceeds £4,000
  3. (iii) English Tourist Board
    • Computer Equipment—proceeds nil
  4. (iv) British Library
    • Motor Vehicles—proceeds £5,397
  5. (v) Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England)
    • Computer Equipment—proceeds £1,000
  6. (vi) Imperial War Museum
    • Exhibitions—proceeds £31,115
  7. (vii) Museums & Galleries Commission
    • Fixtures and Fittings—proceeds £1,045
  8. (viii) National Maritime Museum
    • Equipment and Vehicles—proceeds £180
  9. (ix) Natural History Museum
    • Land and Buildings—proceeds £125,000
  10. (x) British Film Institute
    • Motor Vehicles—proceeds £3,000
  11. (xi) Channel 4 Wales
    • Plant and Equipment—proceeds £1,000
  12. (xii) English Heritage
    • Plant and Fixtures—proceeds £1,050
    • Equipment—proceeds £1,295