§ 36. Mr. JAMES HOGGE
asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether all historical buildings will now be the special care of the Ancient Monuments Board, or whether certain historical buildings will be under the supervision of the Ancient Monuments 422 branch of the Scottish Office of Works; and whether he can state which buildings will be controlled by which?
§ Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)
The functions of the various Ancient Monuments Boards are specified in the Act. As a matter of courtesy, however, the First Commissioner is anxious to consult them as to any important proposal affecting historic buildings with which he is concerned. An architect of Scottish nationality responsible for the ancient monuments in Scotland is permanently stationed in Edinburgh.