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Art Exports

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether the export licence application form in respect of the Algardi Bust of Monsignor Cerri revealed the ownership as being a consortium of three art dealers; and whether he will make a statement.

Information given in support of an application for an export licence is regarded as given in confidence, but I can confirm that my Department is looking into the matter to which the hon. Member has referred.