HC Deb 10 May 1962 vol 659 cc628-30
31. Mr. Fletcher

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he will now announce the recommendations of the Working Party set up under his chairmanship to reassess the nature, scope and organisation of Exchequer-financed work throughout Great Britain on identifying, recording and research into historic monuments and buildings.

Sir E. Boyle

I hope to make a statement very soon. I am now having discussions with the Chairmen of the three Royal Commissions on Historic Monuments.

Mr. Fletcher

Will the Financial Secretary bear in mind that these negotiations have been going on for a very long time and it is desirable that he should make a statement very shortly?

Sir E. Boyle

I agree with the hon. Gentleman and I am at the moment actually in the course of having certain private discussions about this. I hope that it will be possible to make a statement to the House in a very short time.