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Works Of Art

Volume 408: debated on Tuesday 1 July 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs if he will list the works of art held on loan by the Lord Chancellor's Department on Wednesday 11 June by value; and if he will make a statement on his plans for the acquisition of further such works by his Department. [122327]

There were no works of art on loan to the Lord Chancellor's Department (as it was) on 11 June, and this remains the position.Forty-one works of art on loan to the Palace of Westminster are located within the Official Residence of the Lord Chancellor, as the Speaker of the House of Lords, and the offices currently occupied by the Department for Constitutional Affairs within the Palace of Westminster. The value, and the arrangements for the loan of these works, is a matter for the Palace of Westminster authorities who deal exclusively with the loan of works of art within the Palace.The Department currently has no plans for the acquisition of such works.