§ Ms Mowlam
To ask the secretary of State for National Heritage what are the criteria which will inform his Department's review of the guidance and United Kingdom application forms for the export licensing of cultural goods described on page 52 of the Government's White Paper "Deregulation: Cutting Red Tape".
§ Mr. Sproat
The revision of the existing "Notice to Exporters" will set out the export licensing requirements under both United Kingdom legislation and the EC regulation 3911/92. It will, as now, explain the procedures by which an object might be considered of Waverley standard, as a result of which the Secretary of State would defer his decision on either a United Kingdom or an EC licence. The United Kingdom licence application will be revised to a similar—or possibly the same—layout to that of the EC licence application, once the latter has been revised in minor ways by the European Commission.512W