§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if the price paid by the National Gallery for the portrait of Madame de Pompadour by Drouais did not exceed one-quarter of the Gallery's current annual grant.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
As I told my hon. Friend in my answer of 21st July—[Vol. 935, c. 6511—it is felt to be to the advantage of the national collections that details of such private negotiations should not be disclosed.