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Archaeology

Volume 889: debated on Monday 7 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on his consideration of introducing legislation providing for the granting of planning permission for development only on condition that a four-month period is allowed for any archaeological investigation.

:Legislation to secure opportunities for investigation in advance of development in areas of archaeological importance is under consideration, but it would not necessarily take the form suggested.