HL Deb 06 December 2001 vol 629 c158WA
Lord Beaumont of Whitley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Answers by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 27 February (HL Deb, col. 395) and the Baroness Blackstone on 27 June (HL Deb, col. 12) on works of art, what steps they have now taken to amend the government indemnity scheme; and, if a decision has not yet been taken, when they intend to take one. [HL1617]

Baroness Blackstone

No decision has as yet been taken to amend the government indemnity scheme. Consultation is still being undertaken and the possible options to ensure that all objects that have been accepted in lieu are made fully accessible to the public are being evaluated. It is expected that the review will be completed sometime in 2002.