Departmental Art Works

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on art works in the last 12 months.

Photo of Dan Norris Dan Norris Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

From information held centrally, the core-Department had no expenditure on artworks in the last 12 months. As a general rule, all works of art displayed are from the Government Art Collection (GAC), which publishes an annual list of acquisitions. The most recent details of acquisition made by the GAC were published on 5 October 2009 and are available on the GAC website:

http://www.gac.culture.gov.uk/information/publications.asp

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