HC Deb 04 July 1935 vol 303 cc2001-2
47. Mr. MANDER

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he will take steps to preserve the remains of the ancient building at Acton Burnell in which Parliament sat in 1283?

Commander SOUTHBY (Lord of the Treasury)

It is assumed that the hon. Member refers to the two detached gable walls some distance from the northeast corner of the castle. So far as can be ascertained, the building of which these remains formed a part was of no earlier date than the castle, which was certainly not begun until after the year 1283. The castle is already under the guardianship of my right hon. Friend's Department, but all other buildings are maintained by the owner.

Commander MARSDEN

Would not this building be more suitable for the Council of Action than the House of Commons?