§ 2. Mr. Fletcher
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether the working party set up under his chairmanship over a year ago to reassess the nature, scope and organisation of Exchequer-financed work throughout Britain on identifying, recording and research into historic monuments and buildings has now completed its investigations; and when he will announce its conclusions.
§ The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Sir Edward Boyle)
The group's investigations are completed and I hope to make an early statement of the Government's intentions.
§ Mr. Fletcher
While welcoming that reply, may I ask whether we can have an assurance from the hon. Gentleman that he hopes that the statement which he will make will introduce some considerable improvement in the present arrangements?