HC Deb 07 April 1998 vol 310 c139W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement on the procedures used by national museums and galleries in relation to stolen art treasures; and if he will review those procedures. [37279]

Mr. Fisher

The national museums and galleries take the greatest care to ensure that objects being acquired for their collections have not been stolen. I have no reason to believe that their procedures need to be reviewed. However, if the hon. Member has evidence to the contrary, I would be grateful if he would write to me about this.