§ Lord Jenkins of Putney
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether there is a UNESCO Convention on the return or restitution of cultural property to countries of origin and whether the United Kingdom has ratified it.
§ Lord Belstead
There is no UNESCO convention with that title, although there is a 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. It has not been ratified by the United Kingdom.