HC Deb 18 January 1994 vol 235 cc496-7W
Mr. Faulds

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will list the items for which the issuing of export licences was withheld on the recommendation of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art during the half year ended 31 December 1993, specifying in each case the valuation and whether an item was exported or retained, with particulars in the latter event of the acquiring institution; if he will list any items for which licences have been withheld but the final disposal of which is not yet decided, specifying in each case (a) the valuation

Description of item Valuation (£) Outcome
A gold, silver-gilt, lapis-lazuli and enamel exhibition clock, by Gustave Baugrand, 1867 86,000 Export licence refused
A limestone relief fragment from Persepolis, Archaemenid, first half 5th century BC 1,038,961 Decision deferred until after 30 April 1994
A drawing, 'The nursing of Cyrus', by Salvator Rosa (1615–1673) 166,250 Export licence granted
A painting, 'The courtyard of a house in Delft with a young woman and two men drinking and smoking', by Pieter de Hooch, 1658 5,000,000 Export licence granted
A drawing, 'A woman's head in profile wearing an elaborate head-dress, by Jacopo Ligozzi (1547–1626) 130,000 Export licence granted
A drawing, 'The meeting of the Infant Baptist with the Holy Family', by Michalangelo, c.1532 4,469,750 Export licence granted
A painting, 'Colonel Mordaunt's cock-match', by Johann Zoffany, c. 1784–86 800,000 Decision deferred until after 5 May 1994
A statue, 'the Three Graces', By Antonio Canova, 1817 7,600,000 Reviewing committee's recommendation under consideration
A Roman statue base with a cursus inscription, 2nd-3rd century AD 45,000 Decision deferred until after 18 March 1984
A group of paintings from the Farquhar collection of flora and fauna from Malacca 1,365,112.50 Decision deferred until after 18 March 1984

Full details of the items on which decisions were deferred were given in press releases issued following the decisions on the reviewing committee's recommendations. A further press release giving the outcome of cases will now be issued.