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National Land Fund

Volume 951: debated on Friday 9 June 1978

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in the light of his answer to the hon. Member for Warley, East, Official Report, 13th May 1977, column 631–2, giving details of debits from the National Land Fund for the purchase of paintings and objets d'art offered in lieu of tax, and similar details in answers of 17th July 1973 and 20th March 1975, and of the refusal to give such details in answer to the hon. Member for Staffordshire, South-West (Mr. Cormack), he will make a statement of his practice in answering in detail on such matters; if, in particular, he will state whether the offer in part satisfaction of tax liabilities of a pastel by Degas of two dancers, currently on loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge has now been accepted; and, if so, what sum has been debited or is to be debited to the National Land Fund in respect of such acceptance.