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Former Tory MP to Chair New Body Aiming to Return Elgin Marbles to Greece

A section of the Parthenon Marbles in London's British Museum.

A section of the Parthenon Marbles in London's British Museum.

Photographer: Matthew Fearn/PA Wire

Conservative former culture minister Lord Vaizey will chair a new body aiming to return the so-called Elgin Marbles to Greece.

The ex-MP for Wantage and Didcot will use the 40th anniversary of the 1983 Heritage Act to bring a motion before the House of Lords to debate "contested heritage".