HC Deb 24 October 1935 vol 305 c308
34. Mr. LECKIE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the valuable work done by the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest in the preservation of open spaces and beauty spots and the inadequate funds they have at their disposal, he will take into consideration the question of making the trust an annual grant to enable it to extend its work?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

The hon. Member may rest assured that I have great sympathy with the aims of the National Trust. Naturally if the trustees approached me I should give most careful consideration to anything they might wish to say; but I cannot now commit myself as to the nature of the reply which I might find myself able to make.

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