§ 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, specifying in each case the valuation and whether any item was exported or retained, with particulars in the latter event of the acquiring institution; and 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 and (b) the relevant time limit.
§ Mr. Dorrell
[holding answer 19 January 1995]: The information is as Follows:-
Description of item Valuation £ Outcome A drawing, 'Two Horsemen Fighting' dated 1620–30 by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called II Guercino 147,807 Export licence granted. The Narcissus Washstand designed by William Burges c.1865–67 250,000 Acquired by the Cecil Higgins Trust. An autograph working manuscript of 21 keyboard pieces, by Henry Purcell, c. 1680–1690 281,137.50 Acquired by the Trustees of the British Library. A Ceremonial bronze dirk, middle Bonze Age 1500–1350 BC, From Oxborough, Norfolk 52,050 Acquired by the Trustees of the British Museum. A carved Narwhal ivory horn from the mid 12th century 448,762.50 Decision Further deferred until after 18 March 1995. A painting, 'The Painter's Room', by Lucien Freud, dated 1943 515,812.50 Decision deferred until after 1 April 1995. An arithmetical Rotula 46,462.50 Under consideration by the Secretary of State. The Stanhope Calculator 247,612.50 Under consideration by the Secretary of State. Materials relating to Stanhope's Demonstrator 46,462.50 Under consideration by the Secretary of State. A sculpture by Henry Moore, 'Head and Shoulders' (1927–28) 475,000 Decision deferred until after 6 April 1995. A bust of Thomas Hollis by Joseph Wilton, c. 1700 400,000 Export licence granted. A painting, 'Daniel and Cyrus before the Idol Bel' by Rembrandt dated 1633 4,800,000 Export licence granted.
Description of item Valuation £ Outcome A drawing, 'Samson and Delilah' by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called II Guercino 76,425.82 Export licence granted.