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Calke Abbey

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts whether, following his answer to the hon. Member for Warley, East on 2 April, Official Report, column 577, he will list the pre-eminent contents of Calke Abbey which were accepted in satisfaction of capital transfer tax, together with the amounts of tax satisfied in respect of them.

The House and contents at Calke Abbey were accepted by the Government as a pre-eminent collection. There are more than 1,000 items on the inventory and it would be impracticable to list them in the Official Report. The amount of tax satisfied by the contents was £1·084 million.