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Government Art Collection

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many items from the Government Art Collection have been loaned to public galleries in each of the past 10 years; and how many items from the collection are located in (a) departmental offices, (b) ministerial residences, (c) offices of non-departmental public bodies, (d) public galleries, (e) diplomatic missions overseas, (f) storage and (g) other locations. (306698)

The Government Art Collection lent the following number of works of art to public galleries in the last 10 years, both for temporary exhibitions and on a long-term loan basis:

Number

2000-01

49

2001-02

45

2002-03

45

2003-04

50

2004-05

44

2005-06

35

2006-07

62

2007-08

96

2008-09

99

2009 to date

79

(a)-(g) I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Member for Stevenage (Barbara Follett) to the hon. Member for South-West Surrey (Mr. Hunt) on 15 May 2009,Official Report, columns 1045-47W. The Government Art Collection is unable to produce further figures in the time given.