HC Deb 24 January 1956 vol 548 c12
17. Mr. E. Fletcher

asked the Minister of Works what administrative machinery exists to ensure co-ordination of the activities of the Ancient Monuments Department with the Ordnance Survey Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, with a view to the better protection and preservation of ancient monuments.

The Minister of Works (Mr. Patrick Buchan-Hepburn)

As the hon. Gentleman knows, my Ministry works closely with the Archaeological Branch of the Ordnance Survey Department, and their co-operation is of great value. I am, however, considering whether any further steps can be taken to extend our co-operation.

Mr. Fletcher

Does the inclusion of the Minister of Works in the Cabinet mean that more attention will be given to this subject in the future?

Mr. Buchan-Hepburn

I can assure the hon. Member that I shall take the very greatest interest in the subject, but anything to do with the Cabinet I think arises on a later Question on the Order Paper.