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Heveningham Hall

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 10 December 1987

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they are satisfied that the conditions of their sale of Heveningham Hall in 1981 have been complied with in respect of the covenants, including rights of public access for at least 30 days a year, an agreed programme of repairs, and an obligation to maintain and display certain historic items; and what action is being taken further to protect this historic building.

Heveningham Hall was open to the public daily throughout August this year. The restoration of the orangery required by the covenants of sale has been completed; the furniture included in the hiring agreement to Mr. A1-Ghazzi, the owner of the hall, is currently in the care of English Heritage until monitoring of the new central heating system has been completed. The Government will continue to watch the situation carefully.