HC Deb 15 October 1942 vol 383 cc1761-2
49. Mr. Ivor Thomas

asked the Prime Minister whether, in order to mark our gratitude for the continuing resistance of Greek guerilla forces, he will consider the transfer of the Elgin Marbles to the Greek Government for restoration to their original site after the war?

The Prime Minister

I must refer my hon. Friend to the reply which was given on 23rd January, 1941, in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for East Islington (Mrs. Cazalet Keir).

Mr. Hannah

Would these Marbles exist at all if they had not been brought to London?

The Prime Minister

I think I will stick to my reply by reference.