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Osborne House

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what arrangements he proposes to make for the discharge of his functions at Osborne House.

The Civil Service benevolent fund now manage the convalescent home on my right hon. Friend's behalf. With the agreement of the Lord Chamberlain, my right hon. Friend proposes to direct the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England under section 34 of the National Heritage Act 1984 to exercise his remaining functions at Osborne House with effect from March 1986. The Commission will not be empowered, to make significant changes in, or additions to, the presentation of the House, its contents or the grounds to the public, without my right hon. Friend's prior approval.