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Art Galleries (Maintenance Costs)

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the respective costs of maintenance of the buildings occupied by the National Gallery of Scotland, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Scottish Academy.

[pursuant to his reply, 2 April 1985, c. 545]: Expenditure on stone work, roof repairs, internal repairs, paint work and keeping the buildings secure from the elements for 1983–84 (the most recent year for which figures are available) is as follows. Running expenditure (heating, lighting, cleaning, etc.) is not included:

National Gallery of Scotland133,300
Gallery of Modern Art*5,200
Scottish National Portrait Gallery†87,300
Royal Scottish Academy62,100
* This figure is for maintenance of Inverleith House, the home of the Gallery of Modern Art till August 1984.
† This building houses the Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland.