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

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018

This Briefing Paper has been prepared for the second reading 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 expected to have its second reading in the House of Commons on 8 February 2019. It is a Private Members’ Bill, introduced by Theresa Villiers, and supported by the Government.

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

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

Information on the Bill is available from 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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