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Cultural Heritage: Export Controls

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 11702, tabled on 7 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many objects of cultural or historical significance have been subject to an export ban since 2016.

Answered on

11 June 2021

The number of cultural objects for which a decision on the export licence was deferred are published in the annual report of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest. These are available on the website of Arts Council England.

For the years 2016 -17 and 2017-2018, 61 objects were placed under export-deferral.

The figures for 2018-19 and 2019-20 will be published shortly.