§ 68. Dr. Stross
asked the Minister of Works the total direct expenditure by Government Departments from public money on the commissioning or purchase of works of art by living artists for the most recent available year and for 1938.
§ Sir D. Eccles
No money from voted funds was spent in 1938 by Government Departments on the commissioning or purchase of paintings and drawings by living artists. About £2,400 has been spent in the present financial year.