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Bathgate Fossil

Volume 170: debated on Friday 20 April 1990

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To ask the Minister for the Arts if he will make a statement on his latest discussions with Dr. Robert Anderson and Dr. Ian Rolfe of the Scottish Museum on the issue of the 340-million-year old reptile found in the constituency of the hon. Member for Linlithgow.

I have had no discussions with either Dr. Robert Anderson or Dr. Ian Rolfe of the National museum for Scotland, on the issue of the Bathgate fossil, but as the hon. Gentleman knows the question of bringing natural heritage items under existing controls has been referred by me to the reviewing committee on the export of works of art for advice.