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Parthenon Marbles

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with the Government of Greece concerning the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens.

Photo of Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

I received a letter from Professor Evangelos Venizelos, Minister of Culture of Greece on 21 June 2001, and I replied to him on 15 July 2001. I have had no discussions with the Government of Greece on this matter.

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