Results 1–20 of 305 for speaker:Lord Freyberg

Written Answers — House of Lords: Constable Sketches: Theft Investigation (28 Feb 2000)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Victoria and Albert Museum, following the recovery of two oil sketches by John Constable in January, has discovered how the sketches were stolen in November 1998; and whether such an incident could happen again.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Museums: Security Arrangements (28 Feb 2000)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: How often the security of works of art in the national museums is reviewed; and how their security arrangements compare with other national museums outside the United Kingdom.

The Arts (15 Mar 2000)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I too should like to thank the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh of Hudnall, for giving us the opportunity to speak about promoting the arts this evening. Recent visitor figures have confirmed that free admission to museums ensures an increase in visitors and hence encourages the greater access that the Government seek. However, there have been a number of obstacles to implementing free...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Museums: National Lottery Applications (28 Mar 2000)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Which national museums are applying, or are proposing to apply, for National Lottery grants and how much is being applied for in each case.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Museums: VAT on National Lottery Grants (28 Mar 2000)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Which national museums have reclaimed VAT on moneys received from the National Lottery, and in each case how much VAT has been reclaimed; and how much VAT those national museums with projects currently under way will be entitled to reclaim; and How much money non-charging national museums have received from the National Lottery; and, if they had been able to...

Museums and Galleries: VAT (29 Mar 2000)

Lord Freyberg: rose to call attention to the case for extending Section 33 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 to include national museums and galleries which are the responsibility of central Government; and to move for Papers. My Lords, it gives me great pleasure to introduce this afternoon's debate on the case for extending Section 33 of the VAT Act 1994 to include national museums and galleries. This is an...

Museums and Galleries: VAT (29 Mar 2000)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I am immensely grateful to everyone who has spoken today. It has been an informative and lively debate. I am particularly grateful to the Minister for his comments and for explaining the Government's position. I am sorry that he is unable to move in our direction. I understand the purpose of Section 33. I see no logical and, with great respect, no legal basis on which to limit it. I...

Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill (11 Apr 2000)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Earl, Lord Ferrers. I am sorry that I cannot follow his tact. I welcome this important Bill. It seems extraordinary that the law still discriminates between various kinds of sexual activity. Such discrimination can only encourage the stigmatism of homosexuality, and that is both mindless and cruel. The Bill successfully fulfils the Government's...

Export of Works of Art (18 May 2000)

Lord Freyberg: rose to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Forty-fifth Report of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art. My Lords, it gives me great pleasure to introduce tonight's debate to examine the findings of the forty-fifth report of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art. The purpose of the committee is to help retain in the UK objects of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Educational Projects in Museums and Galleries: DfEE Funding (15 Jan 2001)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the total amount spent through the Department for Education and Employment since 1997 on new funding initiatives which have directly funded additional educational projects in museums and galleries, including galleries and galleries in art centres; and what has been the allocation of funds under each of these initiatives between: (a) non-art...

Culture and Recreation Bill [H.L.] (18 Jan 2001)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, like the noble Baroness, Lady Anelay, and the noble Lord, Lord Baker, I welcome the Minister's announcement that he plans to make crucial amendments to the appointment of museums' and galleries' boards of trustees. The events leading up to this decision have demonstrated how strong is the feeling that our national museums and galleries should be left to their very competent and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Educational Projects in Museums and Galleries: DfEE Funding (14 Feb 2001)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the total amount spent through the Department for Education and Employment since 1997 on new funding initiatives which have directly funded additional educational projects in art galleries without collections, including those in art centres.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Museums and Galleries: VAT (12 Mar 2001)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Dawn Primarolo on 5 February (HC 412-413W), why no accurate estimates have been made of the potential cost to public funds of extending Section 33 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 to cover museums and galleries; and whether they will research and publish such figures.

British Culture: Promotion Overseas (19 Mar 2001)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, will the Minister join me in congratulating the British Council on recently winning the prestigious ARCO international award in Madrid, which is given to the institution that has done most internationally to promote, disseminate and educate in the field of contemporary art? Yet the council has seen a 25 per cent decline in its arts budget over the past five years and begins the next...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Museums and Galleries: VAT Refund Scheme (27 Mar 2001)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the revenue which will be foregone by the Treasury as a result of the Budget scheme to enable non-charging national museums to reclaim VAT; and how much revenue is currently foregone by the Treasury under the existing scheme whereby charging museums can reclaim.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Museums and Galleries: VAT Refund Scheme (27 Mar 2001)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: How much revenue would be foregone by the Treasury, in relation to the scheme announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Budget to enable national museums to reclaim VAT, if non-charging university museums with designated collections were to be included as an additional sector to the scheme, including a breakdown of the relevant figures.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Droit de Suite (14 Sep 2001)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: When the droit de suite levy will become part of British law; how they intend to inform the public of its introduction; and what arrangements are being made to prepare for this.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Droit de Suite (14 Sep 2001)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the sale price bands and tapering scale of rates of droit de suite as now agreed at the European level.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Privy Council Silver Collection (25 Oct 2001)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Why they are selling the historic silver collection from the Privy Council; who ordered the sale; what bodies they have consulted about the sale; and whether they offered the House of Commons or Lords or any other body the opportunity to purchase these items.

Privy Council Silver Collection (25 Oct 2001)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Treasury is selling its Privy Council silver collection.


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