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Subject: DCMS:REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON HUMAN REMAINS
DEPARTMENT FOR CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT
125\2003 4 November
REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON HUMAN REMAINS
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport are to publish the report
of the Working Group on Human Remains on Friday 14 November.
Text-only copies will be available from today
The Report - to the Minister for the Arts - deals with the current
legal status of human remains within the collections of publicly
funded Museums and Galleries in England and Wales.
Notes to Editors
1. The Working Group was set up in May 2001, following
recommendations made in a report on Cultural Property: Return and
Illicit Trade, by the Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport
published in July 2000.
2. The report will be available at
from the DCMS Press Office.
3. Text-only copies of the report are now available in Word format,
on request from the DCMS Press Office. Please contact Andrew Simpson
on 020 7211 6263.
4. This is a document by an independent advisory committee, and so
does not necessarily reflect Government policy. However, the Working
Group on Human Remains Terms of Reference state that the report will
form the basis of a consultation document. The DCMS propose to issue
this early in the new year, including full costings. The results of
this consultation will inform the Government's response.
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