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Railway Properties (Redevelopment)

Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he will set up an independent committee to advise him on the problems arising, as a result of the redevelopment of railway properties, from the threat to monuments of historical or artistic value such as the great portico at Euston station.

No. Such monuments are covered by the provisions in the Town and Country Planning Acts for the protection of buildings of special historic or architectural interest. There is already an independent Committee which advises my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government on this subject.