HC Deb 17 June 2003 vol 407 c146W
Nick Harvey

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost was of publishing her Department's annual report in each of the past five years; and if she will provide a breakdown of the costs incurred. [118723]

Mr. Caborn

The cost of publishing the Department's annual report for each of the past five years was as follows:

Estelle Morris

The right hon. Member for Suffolk, Coastal (Mr. Gummer), wrote to the Secretary of State in June 2002 about the 'Save the Vengeance Appeal', seeking guidance and support on behalf of campaigners for the return of the vessel to the UK. Two letters seeking support for this vessel have also been received from members of the public. The Government welcomes the efforts of those involved in the preservation of the country's maritime heritage. However, we do not provide direct financial support for the acquisition, movement or conservation of historic ships, other than through the provision of grant-in-aid to those museums, funded by the Department, which hold vessels of historic significance in their collections.

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