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Art Works: Export Controls

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL6196, tabled on 11 February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving, and on what timescale, to the drawing up of proposals for substantial change to the current arrangements for export licensing for nationally important works of art.

Answered on

24 February 2016

The Government is open to considering practicable improvements to the export licensing system for cultural goods, but has no immediate plans to make any substantive change to the current arrangements.

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has written to the noble Lord in relation to his recently proposed changes to the system and is grateful for his correspondence on this matter.

Interests declared
The Member has declared that they have interests which may be relevant to the subject matter of this question.