asked the Minister for the Arts if any further items have been accepted in lieu of tax in the year ended 31 March 1987.
I am pleased to announce that a further three items have been accepted in lieu of tax:
|Item||Amount of tax satisfied £|
|Sidereal clock by Matthew Boulton||440,000|
|'Portrait of a Girl on a Sofa' by Philip Wilson Steer||55,000|
|A painting by Giacometti, and two drawings by Cezanne and Toulouse-Lautrec||206,250|
737, together with resources from the annual AIL Vote.
Allocation of the above items will be announced in due course.
I am also pleased to announce that the Portland archive, acceptance of which. I notified to the House on 25 March 1986, at columns 427–28, has been allocated in accordance with the wishes of the executors to the following five institutions: Bodleian library, Oxford; British library; Hampshire record office; Nottinghamshire record office; and Nottingham university library.