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Bill Presented

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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National Heritage

Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas, supported by Mr. Secretary Heseltine, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Secretary Edwards, Mr. Secretary Atkins and Mr. John Biffen presented (under Standing Order No. 91 (Procedure upon Bills whose main object is to create a charge upon the public revenue)) a Bill to establish a National Heritage Fund for providing financial assistance for the acquisition, maintenance and preservation of land, buildings and objects of outstanding historic and other interest; to make new provision in relation to the arrangements for accepting property in satisfaction of capital transfer tax and estate duty; to provide for payments out of public funds in respect of the loss of or damage to objects loaned to or displaying local museums and other institutions; and for purposes connected with those matters: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed [Bill 83].