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Archaeological Work (Lichfield)

Volume 972: debated on Monday 22 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement as to the cost of the archaeological work being carried out on the Letocetum site at Wall near Lichfield, the costs incurred in rebuilding work for the years 1977, 1978 and 1979, and the revenue received from admission charges for the same period.

The archaeological excavations are at present being funded and carried out by the South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society and its costs are not known to the Department. The Department provides the huts and tools.The Department's costs for consolidating the excavated remains and for the maintenance of the site are not readily available. I shall write to my hon. Friend with this information very soon.Revenue from admission charges was:

1979 (to end of June)£199