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02 June, 1998
Labor deputy Gordon Prentice yesterday called for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, reminding of the 15-year-old promises of his party to return the friezes.
Conversely, British Culture Minister Chris Smith said the sculptures are visited by six million people every year in the British Museum and it is "the most appropriate place to conserve them."
He also claimed that "we had the time for 13 years now to think about it. It is certain that the sculptures were acquired legally and were maintained under very good conditions."
Source: Athens News Agency