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Listed Buildings

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many listed buildings were (a) substantially damaged and (b) destroyed in each year since 1997-98. (157220)

Neither DCMS nor English Heritage collects data on how many listed buildings have been substantially damaged or destroyed. The management and care of listed buildings through the consent regime lies in the main with local authorities.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what obligations there are on the owners of listed buildings to ensure they are fully insured. (157221)

There are no specific legal obligations on the owners of listed buildings to ensure they are fully insured. Guidance for owners is available in the joint English Heritage/Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors publication “Insuring your historic building”.