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Eu Committees

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the names, titles and grades of the officials who sit on the EU committee on the export of cultural goods, the number of times and the dates on which it has met since January 2002, the agenda items it has considered since January 2002. the decisions it has made since January 2002 and the means used to communicate these decisions to the House. [110502]

The UK officials who have attended Advisory Committee on Cultural Goods (ACCG) are Hillary Bauer, Head of the Cultural Property Unit, Grade A (formerly Principal), Department for Culture Media and Sport and Anne-Marie Dryden, Policy Adviser, Band 7, (formerly Higher Executive Officer) HM Customs and Excise. ACCG has met twice since January 2002, on 4 July 2002 and 30 January 2003. The agenda items for both meetings are as below. The ACCG acts as an advisory body to the European Commission and therefore does not of itself make any final decisions.

Agenda: 4 July 2002

  • 1. Adoption of agenda;
  • 2. Approval of the minutes of the 10th meeting;
  • 3. Information on the accompanying documents or others used by the member states;
  • 4. Interpretation of the term "collection";
  • 5. Possible revision of the financial thresholds applicable to certain categories of cultural goods. Information on the result of the survey carried out with the member states;
  • 6. Guidelines for administrative co-operation between the competent authorities. Presentation of the document drawn up by the Working Party;
  • 7. Export authorisation form. Examination and possible approval of the new model adopted by the Working Party;
  • 8. Explanatory notes of the export authorisation form. Examination and possible approval of the guide developed by the Working Party;
  • 9. Information on the study undertaken on the traceability of cultural goods;
  • 10. Any other business.
  • Agenda: 30 January 2003

  • 1. Adoption of the agenda;
  • 2. Approval of the minutes of the 11th meeting;
  • 3. Interpretation of the term "collection";
  • 4. Guidelines for administrative co-operation between the competent authorities;
  • 5. Export authorisation form. Examination and possible approval of the new model adopted by the Working Party;
  • 6. Explanatory notes of the export authorisation form. Examination and possible approval of the guide worked out by the Working Party;
  • 7. Information on questions concerning Directive 93/7 EEC
  • 8. Any other business.