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Volume 13: debated on Thursday 19 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he last carried out overall reviews to determine the need for retaining unchanged the Ancient Monuments Board for Wales and the Historic Buildings Council for Wales; whether he considered alternative privately funded sources of advice; and what conclusions he reached.

A detailed review of these bodies was carried out last year. This included an examination of the possible scope for changes. It concluded that these bodies should be retained but that there should be further periodic reviews.