January 31, 2008
The story of the intra-national restitution requests for the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels in the British Library continues.
Published Date: 30 January 2008
Source: Northumberland Gazette
MP renews calls for return of Lindisfarne Gospels
By ROBERT BROOKS
ALAN Beith has renewed calls for the British Library to look again at returning the Lindisfarne Gospels to the North East.
The MP, whose constituency includes Holy Island, has been supported by other MPs over bringing the priceless cultural treasure back to its native home.
And he has sponsored an Early Day motion in the House of Commons following press reports about the British Library withholding information and putting forward “spurious arguments for not allowing the Gosp
els to be returned to the North East”.
Mr Beith said: “I am disappointed that a respected institution like the British Library has been obstructive and has withheld information which could strengthen the case for the Gospels to be returned.
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