Upon application by a member state1, the Secretary of State2 must seek a specified cultural object3 which has been unlawfully removed from its territory4, and must take steps to identify any possessor or holder5. The Secretary of State is not, however, under any duty by virtue of this obligation unless the application includes all information needed to facilitate the search and, in particular, information with reference to the actual or presumed location of the object6.
The Secretary of State must notify the member state concerned, where a cultural object is found in the United Kingdom7 (whether or not as the
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