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Public Access To Privately-Owned Works Of Art

EDM number 1350 in 1994-95, proposed by Gordon Prentice on 04/07/1995.

That this House notes that 704 individuals own works of art which have been granted conditional exemption from inheritance tax or capital transfer tax on the grounds that the objects may be viewed by members of the public; further notes that this is to be arranged by appointment only and the public may be asked for a viewing fee; regrets that the register of exempt works of art can be consulted only at four locations in the United Kingdom; notes that no central records are kept of how many people have exercised their right to view these works of art and that the viewing arrangements are for agreement between the owner and the prospective viewer; considers that individuals who receive this valuable tax relief on works of art they own should be obliged to publicise more widely access arangements; and in this connection and as an example, would draw attention to the fact that the Honourable R. Fermor-Hesketh of 70 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 owns a set of three Brussels Garden tapestries and a Beauvais 17th century Charte de France tapestry panel held at an unspecified location in Lancashire and that his telephone number is ex-directory.

This motion has been signed by a total of 48 MPs.

Gordon Prentice04/07/1995PendleProposed
Mike Hall05/07/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Paddy Tipping05/07/1995SherwoodSigned
Harry Barnes05/07/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Jim Dowd05/07/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Terry Davis05/07/1995Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John Cummings05/07/1995EasingtonSigned
Bill Michie05/07/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey05/07/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion05/07/1995Dundee EastSigned
Ken Livingstone05/07/1995Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones05/07/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Barry Jones05/07/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
Ernie Ross05/07/1995Dundee WestSigned
Peter Pike06/07/1995BurnleySigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones06/07/1995Ynys MSigned
Michael Connarty06/07/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Bill Etherington06/07/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
John Evans06/07/1995St Helens NorthSigned
John Garrett06/07/1995Norwich SouthSigned
Neil Gerrard06/07/1995WalthamstowSigned
Tony Banks06/07/1995Newham North WestSigned
Helen Jackson10/07/1995Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Martin Redmond10/07/1995Don ValleySigned
Dennis Skinner10/07/1995BolsoverSigned
Kim Howells11/07/1995PontypriddSigned
Eric Illsley11/07/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Martyn Jones11/07/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Eddie Loyden11/07/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Michael Clapham11/07/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Tom Cox11/07/1995TootingSigned
Paul Flynn11/07/1995Newport WestSigned
Maria Fyfe11/07/1995Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Dafydd Wigley11/07/1995CaernarfonSigned
Alice Mahon12/07/1995HalifaxSigned
Jack Thompson12/07/1995WansbeckSigned
Jeremy Corbyn12/07/1995Islington NorthSigned
Harry Cohen12/07/1995LeytonSigned
Nigel Griffiths12/07/1995Edinburgh SouthSigned
Colin Pickthall13/07/1995West LancashireSigned
Bridget Prentice13/07/1995Lewisham EastSigned
James Callaghan13/07/1995Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Anne Campbell13/07/1995CambridgeSigned
Bruce George14/07/1995Walsall SouthSigned
John Gunnell17/07/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Audrey Wise18/07/1995PrestonSigned
Terry Lewis19/07/1995WorsleySigned
Tommy Graham19/07/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned

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