§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Minister for the Arts whether he will list the items for which the issuing of export licences was withheld on the recommendation of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art during the half-year ended 30 June, specifying in each case the valuation and whether an item was eventually exported or retained, with particulars in the latter event of the acquiring institution; whether he will list any items for which licences have been withheld but the final disposal of which is not yet decided, specifying in each case (a) the valuation and
Description of Item Valuation Outcome £ A painting, "La Rue Mosnier aux Paveurs", by Edouard Manet 7,805,000 Decision deferred for six months until 2 September 1987. Licence granted following a review of the situation after six weeks. A painting, "Alexander III, King of Scotland rescued from the fury of the stag, by the intrepidity of Colin Fitzgerald", by Benjamin West 575,627 Decision deferred for three months until 2 June 1987. Purchased by the National Galleries of Scotland. A painting, "Virginia Woolf", by Vanessa Bell 30,000 Decision deferred for 2 months until 2 May 1987. Purchased by the National Portrait Gallery. A painting "Sunflowers" by Vincent van Gogh 25,087,500 Decision deferred for six months until 23 November 1987. Licence granted following a review of the situation after six weeks. A group of four marble statues known as "The Judgement of Paris": 1,350,000 Decision deferred for six months until 4 December 1987. Licence granted following a review of the situation after one month. (a)Venus removing her sandal all by Joseph Nollekens (b)Minerva (c)Juno (d)A 16th century Italian marble statue of Paris
(b) the relevant time limit; and whether a press notice will be issued from the Office of Arts and Libraries covering the comprehensive information given in his reply, in accordance with established practice.
§ Mr. Luce
The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry accepted my recommendation following consideration by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art to defer making for a specified period a decision on an export licence application in respect of the items listed. Details of the items listed were given in press notices issued at the time the Secretary of State decided to accept the recommendation; however a further press notice will be issued.