To ask the Minister for the Arts what representations he has received about the importance of including (a) the arts and (b) heritage in the Government's legislative programme.
|Description of Item||Valuation £||Outcome|
|The Razzle Dazzle fairground ride||135,000||Decision with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry|
|The Steam Yacht Neptune fairground ride||110,000||Decision with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry|
|Sardinian Bronze figure carrying a sacrificial goat 7th/8th century BC||50,000||Export licence granted|
|A painting of "Queen Esther at the palace of Ahasueras" by Claude Lorrain||718,000||Export licence granted|
|A marble statue "The Eagle Slayer" by John Bell||55,750||Export licence granted|
|A painting "The villa Loredan, near Paese, with elegant couples out walking" by Francesco Guardi||3,262,000||Export licence granted|
|A bronze statuette "Dancing Faun" by Adrien de Vries||7,502,000||Export licence granted|
|Pair of woman's mule shoes in pink silk damask||6,690||Decision deferred until 25 July 1990|
I have received no representations about the inclusion of the performing arts in the Government's legislative programme. I have, however, received a number of representations calling for fresh legislation to control the export of works of art, antiques and collectors' items, particularly in the light of 1992.