Of the 27 items recommended by the Committee to warrant an export bar in 2004-05, two items (Cases 14 and 28) had their export licence applications refused before a decision was taken on the application because the owner was unwilling to accept a matching offer. Therefore 25 items had a temporary export bar placed on them.
Details of the 25 items on which a temporary export bar was placed in 2004-05 are set out in the following table.
A Mantuan parcel-gilt and silvered bronze roundel
A rare embroidered linen doublet c. 1650
A rare silver Iron Age coin
A painting by Jan Steen, The Burgher of Delft and his daughter
A painting by Francis Bacon, Study after Velasquez
A draft Royal Warrant for a patent for Robert Hookes Watches with Springs
A painting by Hans Memling, Portrait of a Man in a Black Cap
A Mughal ceremonial dagger
A Mughal flywhisk handle
A Mughal silver huqqa set
A Mughal flask
An illuminated medieval manuscript, the Macclesfield Psalter
An album of watercolours. Views of Calcutta, by James Baillie Fraser
A Cartier bandeau
A silk and wool gentlemans doublet c. 1600
A marble sculpture by Benedetto Pistrucci
A Charles II silver dish
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An oak coffer by William Beckford and HE Goodridge
A gold, silver-gilt, lapis-lazuli and enamel clock by Gustave Baugrand, Paris, 1867
A pink satin and black bugle beaded bodice c. 1640-50
A painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, The Archers
The Melchett Cast-Iron Fire Basket by Charles Sargeant Jagger c. 1930
A set of 19 watercolours, Blairs Grave, by William Blake
A Meissen armorial baluster vase and cover
A pencil and black and red chalk drawing of Mary Hamilton by Sir Thomas Lawrence
Of the 13 items recommended by the Committee to warrant an export bar in 2003-04, three items (Cases 2, 3 and 15) had their export licence applications withdrawn before a decision was taken on the application. One application was refused (Case 9). Therefore nine items had a temporary export bar placed on them.
Details of the nine items on which a temporary export bar was placed in 2003-04 are set out in the following table.
A Regency carved mahogany centre table designed by Thomas Hope for his house in Duchess Street'
A pair of paintings by Claude-Joseph Vernet, Calme: A Landscape at Sunset with Fishermen Returning their Catch and Tempete: A Shipwreck in Stormy Seas
A painting by Annibale Carracci, The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist (The Montalto Madonna)
A painting the Virgin in Mourning attributed to the Master of Moulins
A Siena marble table made for William Beckford
Four silver wine coolers: one pair by Robert-Joseph Auguste of Paris and one pair by Parker and Wakelin of London
The archive of G King and Son
A painting by Richard Parkes Bonnington, French Coast with Fishermen
The archive of General Sir Eyre Coote
Of the 23 items recommended by the Committee to warrant an export bar in 2002-03, no items had their export licence applications withdrawn following the Committee meeting. Therefore 23 items had a temporary export bar placed on them.
Details of the 23 items on which a temporary export bar was placed in 2002-03 are set out in the following table.
A full suit of armour c. 1495
A pair of George IV ormolu and mother of pearl inlaid black and gilt-japanned papier-mâché vases, c. 1830, the vases by Jennens and Bettridge, the mounts attributed to Edward Holmes Baldock
A sallet by Lorenz Helmschmied, c. 1480
Meissen figure of a vixen
Meissen figure of a crouching king vulture
Meissen figure of a turkey cock
Queen Charlottes emerald and diamond cross (licence refusedseller refused to accept V and As matching offer)
A miniature photograph album by Mary Dillwyn (1816-1906)
A sketch of a horse and landscape by Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641)
A portrait of The Lieutenant General, the Hon. Robert Monckton, by Benjamin West, 1764
A Roman well-head, the Guilford puteal, c. 100BC
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An armchair designed by Marcel Breuer, 1936
A dressing table designed by Marcel Breuer, 1936
A drawing, Study of a Mourning Woman, by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
A Portrait of Omai by Sir Joshua Reynolds, c. 1775-76
The Madonna of the Pinks (Madonna dei Garofani) by Raphael (1483-1520)
A portrait of Richard Arkwright junior with his wife Mary and daughter Anne by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1790
A pair of silver wall sconces with the mark of Thomas Corbett, 1701
A marble statue of Sir George Cooke (1645-1740) by Sir Henry Cheere (1703-81)
Letters and diaries of Claudius James Rich (1787-1821)
A miniature of the Nativity, attributed to Jean Bourdichon, c. 1510
A bronze incense burner attributed to Desiderio da Firenze, c. 1540
A Roman marble statue of Venus, known as the Jenkins or Barberini Venus, 1(st)2(nd) century AD
Art Works: Theft
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals for de-acquisitioning works of art and artefacts held in UK institutions found to be the fruit of spoliation; what the outcomes were of the consultations held on the restitution of spoliated objects with reference to the answers of (a) 29 November 2006, Official Report, column 102W and (b) 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 103W, on art theft; and if he will make a statement. 
Margaret Hodge [holding answer 22 July 2008]:Having considered the views expressed in response to the 2006 consultation paper, the Government are committed to introducing legislation as soon as possible to allow national museums, that are currently prevented from doing so, to return works of art spoliated during the Nazi era. A summary of the responses received to the consultation and the Governments conclusions are available on my Departments website. The Government are actively seeking a legislative opportunity to bring forward these changes.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many items (a) have been identified and (b) await determination as spoliated by the Nazis by the Spoliation Advisory Panel since it was established; how many confirmed spoliated items have (i) been returned to the original owners and (ii) have been the subject of compensation; in how many cases where compensation was recommended the original owner made representations for restitution; what the (A) names, (B) descriptions and (C) holding institutions are of each item (1) returned and (2) compensated for; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) which UK institutions have returned artworks or artefacts found to be the fruit of spoliation during the Second World War to their rightful owners; what items have been so returned; and if he will make a statement. 
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Margaret Hodge [holding answer 22 July 2008]: The Spoliation Advisory Panel has advised on eight claims since it was established in 2000 and is currently considering a ninth claim. The information sought on the claims determined is set out in the table.
Institution and date
View of Hampton Court Palace by Jan Griffier the Elder
Claim upheld. The claimant sought and received an ex-gratia payment.
Burrell Collection, Glasgow (2004)
Still Life, formerly attributed to Chardin
Claim upheld. The claimant sought either the return of the painting or an ex-gratia payment. The Panel recommended the return of the painting. The Burrell Collection decided they could not return the painting and made an ex-gratia payment to the claimant instead.
British Library (2005)
The Beneventan Missal
Claim upheld. The claimant sought the return of the Missal and the British Library are trying to arrange a long-term loan to Italy.
Ashmolean Museum (2006)
Portrait of a Young Girl in a Bow Window, attributed to Nikolaus Alexander Mair von Landshut
Claim rejected. The claimant did not specify whether they were seeking the return of the painting or an ex-gratia payment.
British Museum (2006)
The Holy Family by Niccolo dellAbbate; An Allegory on Poetic Inspiration with Mercury and Apollo, by Nicholas Blakey; Virgin and Infant Christ, adored by St Elizabeth and the Infant St John, by Martin Johann Schmidt; and St Dorothy with the Christ Child by School of Martin Schöngauer
Claim upheld. The claimant sought and received an ex-gratia payment.
Courtauld Institute (2007)
A lion, attributed to Carl Ruthart; A dog lying down, attributed to Frans Van Mieris the elder; and An architectural capriccio, attributed to Giuseppe Bibiena
Claim upheld. The claimant sought the return of and received the drawings.
Courtauld Institute (2007)
St. Gregory the Great with Ss. Maurus and Papianus and St. Domitilla with Ss. Nereus and Achilleus; The Conversion of St. Paul; and The Bounty of James / Triumphing Over Avarice by Sir Peter Paul Rubens
Claim rejected. The claimant sought the return of the paintings.
British Museum and Fitzwilliam Museum (2008)
Porcelain dish at the British Museum and Monteith (or glass cooler) at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Claims upheld. The one claimant sought and received an ex-gratia payment for the Porcelian dish, which the British Museum is unable to deaccession and the restitution of the Monteith, which the Fitzwilliam Museum was able to deaccession.
The Government are only aware of the outcome of claims that have been referred to the Spoliation Advisory Panel.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) is taking to publicise the procedure for making claims to the Spoliation Advisory Panel in respect of artworks and artefacts allegedly looted or spoliated during the Nazi regime; what consideration he has given to the recommendations of the Spoliation Advisory Panel for legislation to enable the return of spoliated items for UK collections; and if he will make a statement. 
Margaret Hodge [holding answer 22 July 2008]:The Cultural Property Advice website (www.culturalpropertyadvice.gov.uk), launched by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council in 2007 with support from my Department, provides advice and information to those searching for objects with an uncertain history lost or stolen during World War II and the Holocaust Era. The website includes a database of objects with uncertain provenance between 1933-45. Both this website and the department's own website provide information on the work of the Spoliation Advisory Panel.
The Government intend to introduce legislation to allow national museums, that are currently prevented from doing so, to return works of art spoliated during the Nazi era, as recommended by the panel in 2005. We continue to look for an early legislative opportunity to do so.