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Henry Williamson Papers

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Minister for the Arts he will list the present locations of the Henry Williamson papers, taken by Her Majesty's Government in lieu of tax liabilities; if he will now arrange for these to be held in the new county library in Barnstaple; and if he will make a statement.

The Henry Williamson papers were accepted in lieu of tax in 1980 and were subsequently allocated to the university of Exeter. Ownership of the papers was transferred to the university under a formal direction. I am not therefore able to make other arrangements for onward transfer.