§ 68. Sir JOHN WITHERS
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he is satisfied that the undertaking given by the authorities of the Church of England that they would protect their ancient buildings, as the result of which ecclesiastical buildings in use are excluded from the protection of the Ancient Monuments Act, 1913, is being carried out; and whether, in view of the extended facilities for the demolition of churches given by the Union of Benefices Measure, 1923, he will consider the desirability of extending the Act to include ecclesiastical buildings?
§ Mr. LANSBURY
I have considered this question and have come to the conclusion that it would be inadvisable to extend the Act so as to include ecclesiastical buildings in use.