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Acceptances In Lieu Of Tax

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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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:

ItemAmount of tax satisfied £
Sidereal clock by Matthew Boulton440,000
'Portrait of a Girl on a Sofa' by Philip Wilson Steer55,000
A painting by Giacometti, and two drawings by Cezanne and Toulouse-Lautrec206,250
The acceptance of the sidereal clock by Matthew Boulton has been allowed by the provision of extra funds from the Contingency Reserve, to which I referred in an earlier reply on 19 February, at column

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.