HC Deb 21 December 1972 vol 848 c417W
16. Mr. Hamling

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will take steps to stop the loss through export of rare historic documents.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

My noble Friend is much concerned about the export of important documents. The Government have extended the export control of documents, manuscripts and archives to cover all such material over 70 years old as from 6th November 1972. The effectiveness of the control depends upon the co-operation of the owners and the trade.