§ 32. Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Minister for the Arts if he plans any discussions with his EC counterparts on a policy towards art objects of European origin held in museums and art galleries in member states.
§ Mr. Renton
I most recently met my European Community counterparts in Luxembourg on 7 June. At that meeting the European Commission indicated that it planned to issue proposals on external frontiers arid on a possible restitution scheme for objects illegally exported after 1992. I will be attending a further meeting under the Dutch presidency in the autumn this year.