HC Deb 20 May 1996 vol 278 cc69-70W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what progress is being made in resolving the outstanding problems with the Dutch Government over responsibility for the wreck of the Dutch East Indiaman the Amsterdam. [28773]

Mr. Sproat

The Dutch Government is the owner of the wreck of the Amsterdam. I understand that they have been approached by a local group and have entered into discussion on the future of the wreck. My officials are being kept informed of developments by the Dutch Government.