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Ancient Monuments Inspectorate

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 8 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what intentions he has to divest the Ancient Monuments Inspectorate of ownership and maintenance of various ancient monuments now in State guardianship to their owners or other custodians.

I have under consideration the possibility of transferring to willing local authorities the guardianship of some monuments now in the care of the Department, in accordance with the provisions of the Ancient Monuments Consolidation and Amendment Act 1913. The considerations have not been taken to a stage when I can announce my decisions.