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Algardi Bust

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 7 February 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will convene a meeting of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art to reconsider its advice to him in connection with the application to export Algardi's bust of Monsignor Cerri to the Metropolitan museum, New York.

I recently met members of the reviewing committee to discuss the case of the Algardi bust. There was a full discussion, and I shall announce my decision on the case in due course.

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what are his intentions with regard to the future of the Algardi bust.

I have considered very carefully and fully the case of the Algardi bust and I have recently dis-

congratulate the hon. Member on his initiative.