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Magna Carta (Loan To America)

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what insurance arrangements have been made to cover the loan of Magna Carta to the United States of America to mark the United States bicentenary.

In lieu of insurance, Her Majesty's Government have agreed to give a guarantee to the British Library that parliamentary authority would be sought to make good any loss or damage within an upper limit of £1¼ million.