HC Deb 06 February 1951 vol 483 c1513
13. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Works when he proposes to start the preservation of Donnington Castle, Newbury, so that visitors may gain a proper appreciation of this historic monument.

The Minister of Works (Mr. Stokes)

Donnington Castle has not yet been transferred to my Ministry but negotiations are proceeding. In view of the urgent need to carry out repairs, I have sought the present owners' consent to carry out works before the deed is completed, and I hope that work will begin as soon as this permission is given.