HC Deb 14 December 1943 vol 395 c1399
76. Sir Geoffrey Shakespeare

asked the hon. and gallant Member for New Forest and Christchurch (Major Mills) as representing the Ecclesiastical Commissioners whether the Ecclesiastical Commissioners will, in consultation with the appropriate Ministries, devise a speedier procedure for the acquisition by local authorities for their reconstruction programmes of disused and unwanted churches and burial grounds?

Colonel Sir George Courthope

I have been asked to reply. The Commissioners are aware of the difficulty to which the hon. Member refers, and are already in consultation with the appropriate Ministries on the subject.

Mr. Hannah

Will care be taken not to destroy buildings of historical interest because they are no longer used for worship?

Sir G. Courthope

Yes, Sir.

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