HC Deb 19 July 1995 vol 263 c1463W
Mr. Fraser

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans exist to return to Ethiopia the ecclesiastical manuscripts, artifacts an other items taken by the British Army from Ethiopia in 1868 and currently stored in the British Library, India Office collections and the royal library at Windsor castle. [35275]

Mr. Sproat

There are no plans at present to return to Ethiopia objects obtained in 1868 which are in the British Library, including the India Office collections.

The disposal of objects in the royal collections is entirely a matter for Her Majesty's the Queen.

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