HC Deb 05 August 1881 vol 264 c993

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he proposed to take any, and, if so, what, steps to provide for the better preservation of Ancient Monuments, in accordance with the Resolution of the House of the 11th of March?


, in reply, said, that a wish had been expressed by the House that any plan submitted to the Government with regard to the preservation of ancient monuments should be carefully considered by the Government. No such plan had, however, been submitted, and he must confess that he had not been in a position, nor did he know when he should be, to undertake what was expected from the Government. Seriously, he hoped that, after what had happened, some plan would be brought forward to which the Government might be able to give careful attention.