§ Mr. Sandelson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether a Government grant is being made available to assist the Victoria and Albert Museum with the purchase of a seventeenth century ewer and dish in Genoese silver, bearing the arms of the Lomellini family.
§ Mr. Hugh Jenkins
Yes. The Government are proposing to make available, subject to parliamentary approval, a special grant of £20,000. A Supplementary Estimate will be laid before Parliament in due course, and meanwhile an advance will be made from the Contingencies Fund.