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Cultural Heritage: Protection

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate her Department has made of the number of likely appeals resulting from changes in the heritage designation system. (127645)

The proposed new designation system set out in the White Paper, “Heritage Protection for the 21st Century”, will be more efficient, understandable and accessible, with improved information sharing, greater public involvement and new opportunities for consultation. We cannot give a firm estimate of the number of appeals as part of a system that has not yet been implemented. However, improved information sharing and consultation should reduce the need for appeal.