HC Deb 18 December 2001 vol 377 c202W
Mr. Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when Apsley house was handed to the nation by the Wellesley family; and how much has been spent out of public funds to(a) maintain and (b) refurbish Apsley house in the last 30 years. [20872]

Dr. Howells

[holding answer 6 December 2001]Apsley house was given to the Government by the 7th Duke of Wellington under the terms of the Wellington Museum Act 1947. The following amounts have been spent on the maintenance and refurbishment of Apsley house:

Year £
1996–97 135,792.00
1997–98 221,940.40
1998–99 178,488.23
1999–2000 330,008.13
2000–01 631,095.15
2001–02 (to date) 71,127.25

The information for earlier years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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