HC Deb 01 June 1943 vol 390 c41W
Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many licences have been issued in each of the years 1933 to 1942, inclusive, for the export to the United States of America of works of art and articles more than 75 years old?

Mr. Dalton

These articles were first placed under export control on the 21st August, 1940. They include any painting, drawing or sculpture, irrespective of age, and also any article more than 75 years old, irrespective of artistic, historic or other interest. In the years 1940, 1941 and 1942 my Department issued 1,827, 4,407 and 3,166 licences for such exports to the United States of America.

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