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This document contains the following information: Export of objects of cultural interest 2004 to 2005.
The UK’s export controls of objects of cultural interest are aimed to strike a balance between the need to protect the heritage, the rights of owners and the encouragement of a thriving art market. This is the first annual report on the working of the system. As well as the Reviewing Committee report there descriptions of 32 individual export cases.
This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation.