HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 cc942-3W
Mr. Faulds

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she 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, whether an item was(a) exported or (b) retained, listing for (c) the acquiring institutions; and if she will list those items for which licences have been withheld but the final disposal of which has not yet been decided, specifying in each case (i) the valuation and (ii) the relevant time limit. [34221]

Mr. Sproat

The information is as follows:

Description of item Valuation (£) Outcome
A painting, 'A repentant Sinner turning away from Temptation', by Johann Liss, circa 1597—circa 1630) 1,007,512.50 Export licence application withdrawn.
A painting, 'The Holy Family', by Giulio Romano, circa 1490–1546 1,720,320 Decision deferred until after 20 July 1995.
A George III giltwood table designed by William Chambers, circa 1774–75 95,160 Acquired by The Courtauld Institute Galleries.
An Egyptian temple lintel of the late 12th Dynasty 109,042.50 Acquired by the British Museum.
A George II open armchair, circa 1727 325,000 Decision deferred until after 30 July 1995.
A pair of George II walnut side chairs, circa 1731 446,363 Decision deferred until after 30 July 1995.
A pair of George II open armchairs, 1740 202,912.50 Decision deferred until after 30 July 1995.
A sculpture, 'Figure of a Huntress', by Richard James Wyatt, mid 19th century 68,812.50 Export licence granted.
A George I bowl and cover, either a soup tureen or a christening bowl, 1725 113,512.50 Export licence granted.
A painting, 'Judith with the Head of Holofernes' by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1530 314,662.50 Decision deferred until after 9 August 1995.
A full dress or mantua of ivory silk damask, circa 1755 78,826 Decision deferred until after 16 August 1995.
The Coronation Bible of George III circa 1761 350,000 Decision deferred until after 13 September 1995.