Windsor Castle

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Heritage – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd March 1993.

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Photo of Mr Peter Brooke Mr Peter Brooke Secretary of State for National Heritage 12:00 am, 22nd March 1993

The immediate emergency expenditure on the castle, which runs to about £1·5 million in the current year, has been met from my departmental budget. I am discussing with colleagues how we would fund the subsequent restoration. Contrary to what the hon. Lady has said, the trust fund was not set up by the Government. It is run by independent trustees, to whom she should address her questions. As for the answer that I gave when the hon. Lady raised the issue with me on 11 March—when she appeared to be ignorant of the fact that a public inquiry had been set up—the reason why I gave her that answer was that it was true.