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World Heritage Sites

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make it his policy to continue to accept applications from additional cultural sites for inclusion in the UK's tentative list of future nominations for World Heritage status. (283419)

My Department is currently reviewing its World Heritage Policy. As part of this we have held a public consultation and are analysing the results. A decision on whether to revise the current UK tentative list of possible nominations for World Heritage inscription will be made in the autumn based upon this analysis.

If we do decide to prepare a new tentative list then all interested sites will be considered for inclusion on it and appropriate guidelines on the process will be made available.