§ Mr. Faulds
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will place in the Library a list of the objects and property accepted in satisfaction of inheritance tax during the financial year ended on 31 March; and if she will specify(a) the amount of tax satisfied in each case, (b) which offers carried conditions as to destination, (c) the date in each case of the recommendations received by her from the Museum and Galleries Commission for the acceptance of objects, (d) the total for the financial year of the tax thus satisfied and (e) how much of this total was covered in the public accounts by means of resort to the reserve in accordance with Government policy as announced on 26 July 1985, Official Report, column 779. 
§ Mr. Sproat
The information requested is as follows:
Item Tax satisfied (£) Conditions as to destination Date of MGC recommendations Four paintings and silverware from Temple Newsam House 155,400.00 Conditional 16 October 1995 An archive of family papers 78,140.21 Wish 7 March 1996 Two wings of a 13th-century ivory triptych 17,500.00 Wish 11 January 1996 A collection of military medals 16,000.00 Conditional 11 January 1996 Furniture and lamps by Giacometti 80,500.00 Wish 18 October 1995 10 acres of woodland at Tadworth, Surrey 4,800.00 Unconditional 1n/a Two archives of documents relating to estates in Cumbria and Somerset 9,450.00 Wish 25 January 1996 Les Andelys (painting) by Maurice de Vlaminck 48,272.69 Conditional 15 April 1996 Three Thomas Girtin watercolours and a portrait by John Opie 373,000.00 Wish 28 March 1996 A 17th-century pair cased alarm striking clock by Edward East 14,000.00 Unconditional 28 March 1996 Lower Woods, North Avon 608,958.00 Unconditional 1n/a The Old Man and his Grandson (drawing) by Arthur Rackham 5,600.00 Conditional 15 April 1996 Staffelsee (painting) by Wassily Kandinsky 125,093.00 Wish 14 August 1996 A Queen Anne year-going longcase clock by Daniel Quare 70,000.00 Unconditional 1 July 1996
Item Tax satisfied (£) Conditions as to destination Date of MGC recommendations Landscape with Lord Coventry on a Blue Roan Horse and Deer, Hounds and Attendants and a Dead Stag (painting) by John Wootton 126,545.00 Conditional 13 July 1996 1 The Museums and Galleries Commission does not advise my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on offers of land. Instead, my right hon. Friend seeks advice from bodies such as the Countryside Commission. The total expenditure in respect of the AIL scheme to date for the financial year 1996–97 is £1,733,258.90. This includes an additional payment of £78,140.21 for an archive of family papers which were accepted in 1995–96. One offer costing £608,958 was met from a call on the reserve.