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Victoria And Albert Museum (Purchase Fund)

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the final discretion remains with him for varying, in the event of special circumstances arising, the application of the general rules governing recourse by local museums to the purchase fund which is annually made available to the Victoria and Albert museum.

[pursuant to his reply, 30 November 1981, c. 18]: Yes. It is a general rule that if a Department proposes to undertake exceptional expenditure Treasury approval should be obtained. Proposals to make grants from the local museums purchase fund outside the general rules applying to such grants come within that category.