§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts whether the Minister for the Arts will request the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art so to arrange its timetable that its report covering the year ended 30 June is made available to the public not later than nine months after the conclusion of the 12-month period reported upon.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The aim each year is to publish the report of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art as soon as possible after the end of the period covered. Exceptionally heavy case loads in two consecutive years resulted in delay in the publication of the 1983–84 report. It is hoped to achieve publication of the 1984–85 report within the period stated by the hon. Member.