Results 281–300 of 305 for speaker:Lord Freyberg

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Sponsored Museums: Policy for Loans Abroad (6 Feb 2002)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackstone on 16 January (WA 166), whether they will be "monitoring and reviewing" the proposed loan from the Royal Armouries to the Owlsley Brown Frazier Historical Arms Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, United States; and Further to the Written answer by Baroness Blackstone on 16 January (WA 166), whether insurance for...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government-sponsored Museums: Policy for Loans Abroad (16 Jan 2002)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Blackstone on 4 December (WA 127–128), whether they intend to draw up policy guidelines for loans abroad from government-sponsored museums that would clarify: (a) what constitutes a "long-term" loan: (b) whether the lending institution will be required to maximise income from the loan, or merely to recover its...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Royal Armouries: Long-term Loan of Items (4 Dec 2001)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they were consulted over the Royal Armouries' plans to make long-term loans of items from their national collections to a private museum in Louisville, Kentucky, United States; and; (a) whether they can confirm that the Louisville Museum has received a personal commitment to this effect from Her Majesty the Queen, as reported in the American press; (b)...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Privy Council Silver Collection (8 Nov 2001)

Lord Freyberg: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 29 October (H.L. Deb., cols. 1173–76), whether they will set out their procedures for consultation in relation to their programme of asset sales.

Privy Council Silver Collection (25 Oct 2001)

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

Privy Council Silver Collection (25 Oct 2001)

Lord Freyberg: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his reply. I am disappointed that the Government are willing to see such items being lost to the nation. I urge the Government to reconsider and re-examine their policy with regard to works of art held in government departments. The DCMS recently managed to get an exemption for items that are in its department. Could that be extended to other departments?...

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.

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: 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.

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 (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.

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.

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 (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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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