Parliamentary Question from Paul Flynn MP

Paul Flynn (Newport West): To ask the honourable Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost is of the statue of Baroness Thatcher unveiled in the Members' Lobby.(122722)

Nick Harvey: The bronze statue of Rt Hon the Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven was commissioned by the Advisory Committee on Works of Art in 2003 from the sculptor Antony Dufort. The statue cost £80,000 and was funded by the Works of Art Committee, supported by the Speaker's Art Fund. A small portion of the work also attracted VAT.