Source: British Parliament News
08 May 2019
Members of the Lords, including a board member of the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University and the UK Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues, will discuss the key principles and purpose of the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill, during second reading on Thursday 9 May.
This is a private member’s bill. A private member’s bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public). Private members’ bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.
Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury (Conservative), the bill’s sponsor in the Lords, is expected to open the debate on the bill.
Government Whip Viscount Younger of Leckie (Conservative), will respond on behalf of the government.
Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill summary
This bill will aim to:
prevent the expiration of the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act 2009 on 11 November 2019 and ensure its indefinite continuation
confer powers on museums and galleries to return certain cultural objects lost during the Nazi era under recommendations made by the Spoliation Advisory Panel