2016 Archived News

Private Members' Bill for the return to Greece of the Parthenon Marbles

11 July 2016, a cross-party group of MPs submitted a Private Members' Bill to UK's Parliament calling for a change in the law to allow the British Museum to transfer ownership of the Parthenon marbles to Greece. This initiative led by Mark Williams is supported by Roger Gale, Margaret Ferrier, Jeremy Lefroy, Mary Glindon, Hywel Williams, and Liz Saville Roberts hopes to right a 200 year wrong.

This Presentation Bill will have its second reading in the House of Commons on 20 January 2017.

More on this and the British Museums response from the article in the Museums Journal.