HC Deb 20 December 1960 vol 632 c1040
6. Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Works what steps have been taken by his Department since the last reports of the Ancient Monuments Boards to improve liaison with the military authorities.

Lord John Hope

Since the reference to this subject by the Ancient Monuments Board for England in its Annual Report for 1959, my Department has discussed with the War Office improved arrangements for avoiding damage to ancient monuments in military training areas. Units are regularly warned to avoid these monuments, which are normally marked on the spot by special signs. Details of barrows and other earthworks are also provided in unit information rooms, and methods of identifying the monuments are included in map-reading courses. The Ancient Monuments Board has expressed general satisfaction with these arrangements. I am keeping the matter under review.