To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will provide a detailed itemised inventory of what works of art from Government collections were on loan to the British Embassy and Residence in Tehran at the time of the riots in November 2011; and what claims for compensation for loss, damage or destruction have been made by the Government to insurers in respect of those items.
5230 Ahmad—Fath 'Ali Shah (1797-1834) 2nd Qajar Shah of Iran—oil painting;
0/663 Sir Samuel Luke Fildes (after)—King Edward VII (1841-1910) Reigned 1901-10—oil painting;
17351 Adrian Berg—Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park, June—oil painting;
13319 Cedric Morris—Tulips and Iris—oil painting; and
0/661 Sir Samuel Luke Fildes (after)—King George V (1865-1936) Reigned 1910-36—oil painting.
The GAC does not—and is not permitted under Government accounting regulations—to insure its own works on a commercial basis. They are Crown Property and displayed at the Government’s own risk within HMG buildings.