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This document contains the following information: Export of objects of cultural interest 2007 to 2008.
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 fourth annual report on the operation of export controls on objects of cultural interest which covers the period 1 May 2007 to 30 April 2008. As well as the Reviewing Committee report, it includes descriptions of 18 individual export cases.
This paper was laid before Parliament in response to a legislative requirement or as a Return to an Address and was ordered to be printed by the House of Commons.