HC Deb 22 November 1967 vol 754 c346W
65. Mr. Strauss

asked the President of the Board of Trade how an outstanding antique, the Verzelini goblet dated 1590, was allowed to be exported from this country after being sold for £9,500 without a permit from the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art; whether he will initiate action against those responsible; and what steps he will take to prevent any further evasion of the existing regulations.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

The goblet was exported, without a licence, in contravention of the export control. The circumstances of the export are being investigated; action will depend on the result of the enquiries.