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Works Of Art

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) if he will list (a) German expressionist, (b) 20th century Welsh, (c) Piccassos, (d) Dutch 17th century, (e) Italian renaissance and (f) French impressionist works of art in Wales, owned by the state; how much money each cost the state; and if he will make a statement;(2) if he will list the works of art produced in

(a) 1945 to 1964, (b) 1965 to 1977, (c) 1978–87 and (d) 1988 to 1989 owned by the state; if he will indicate which of those were produced either partly or wholly by public funding; and if he will make a statement.

We have no direct responsibility for any works of art within the categories listed. Information on items held by non-departmental public bodies is not held centrally. Items from the Government art collection are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Arts.