Export Licensing Unit

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 26th October 2020.

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Photo of Lord Risby Lord Risby Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many licences were granted by the Export Licensing Unit for the exportation of (1) art, (2) antiques, and (3) cultural goods, in each year between 2015 and 2020.

Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The number of export licences granted by the Art Council’s Export Licensing Unit in a particular year is published and laid before Parliament in the annual report of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest. The Committee’s Report for 2018-19 is expected to be published shortly. Figures for 2019-20 are not yet available. The earlier reports can be found here, and are attached:

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/supporting-collections-and-cultural-property/rcewa-annual-reports

2016/17 (pdf, 3274.6KB)

2017/18 (pdf, 3372.9KB)

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