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Acceptance In Lieu

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Minister for the Arts if he has any further plans for changing the rules for the acceptance in lieu of tax scheme.

There are no immediate plans for changing 'the present system for accepting items in lieu of tax, although procedures continue to be kept under review.


asked the Minister for the Arts what has been the total spent from the contingency reserves for acceptance in lieu of tax since September 1985.

The total sum spent from the reserve since September 1985 is £1,314,549. In addition, the necessary funds will be made available from the reserve in the current financial year to enable the Government to acquire Constable's painting Stratford Mill for the nation.