HC Deb 10 April 1962 vol 657 c1107
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?

Sir E. Boyle

I am very hopeful that the hon. Member will think so when the statement is made.