Art Works

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 28th November 2014.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on transporting, installing and removing works of art from the Government Art Collection for the display of artwork in his Department since May 2010.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

In July 2014, prior to the closure of the Old War Office Building (OWOB) the Ministry of Defence spent £765.60 (inclusive of VAT) to return two bronze busts from OWOB to the Government Art Collection. They have been on long term loan to the Department from the Government Art Collection for over a decade. This figure included de-installation, packing, handling and transportation.

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