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The Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects)(Amendment) Bill 2017-19

Published Monday, March 4, 2019

This Library Briefing Paper has been prepared for the remaining stages of the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill 2017-19.

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The Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill 2017-19 is a Private Members’ Bill, introduced by Theresa Villiers. It is supported by the Government.

The Bill has two clauses and would prevent the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act 2009 from expiring on 11 November 2019.

The Bill had its second reading on 8 February 2019 where it received cross-party support. It was considered in Public Bill Committee on 27 February 2019 where it was not amended. Report and third reading are expected to take place on 15 March 2019.

The Bill would extend to England and Wales, and Scotland.

The Scottish Parliament has approved a legislative consent motion on the Bill.

Information on the Bill's progress can be found on the parliamentary website.

Background to the 2009 Act is available in the Library’s Briefing Paper (RP 09/59, 23 June 2009) on the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Bill 2008-09.

Commons Briefing papers CBP-8409

Author: John Woodhouse

Topics: Art works, Cultural heritage, Museums and galleries

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