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Arts And Heritage (Legislation)

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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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 ItemValuation £Outcome
The Razzle Dazzle fairground ride135,000Decision with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
The Steam Yacht Neptune fairground ride110,000Decision with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
Sardinian Bronze figure carrying a sacrificial goat 7th/8th century BC50,000Export licence granted
A painting of "Queen Esther at the palace of Ahasueras" by Claude Lorrain718,000Export licence granted
A marble statue "The Eagle Slayer" by John Bell55,750Export licence granted
A painting "The villa Loredan, near Paese, with elegant couples out walking" by Francesco Guardi3,262,000Export licence granted
A bronze statuette "Dancing Faun" by Adrien de Vries7,502,000Export licence granted
Pair of woman's mule shoes in pink silk damask6,690Decision 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.