HC Deb 05 November 1980 vol 991 c568W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Attorney-General whether he will refer to the Director of Public Prosecutions for prosecution under the Auctions (Bidding Agreements) Acts the circumstances of the purchase by three dealers and subsequent sale to the Paul Getty museum of Holbein's painting of "A Man on Horseback," auctioned at Christie's on 9 February 1979.

The Attorney-General

I have already referred to the Director the sale of "A Man on Horseback" and he has sought counsel's advice. This was received by the Director on 3 November and is being considered.

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