Elgin Marbles

Oral Answers to Questions — Cinemas – in the House of Commons on 15th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ivor Thomas Mr Ivor Thomas , Keighley

asked the Prime Minister whether, in order to mark our gratitude for the continuing resistance of Greek guerilla forces, he will consider the transfer of the Elgin Marbles to the Greek Government for restoration to their original site after the war?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

I must refer my hon. Friend to the reply which was given on 23rd January, 1941, in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for East Islington (Mrs. Cazalet Keir).

Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

Would these Marbles exist at all if they had not been brought to London?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

I think I will stick to my reply by reference.