§ [The question was as follows:
§ To ask His Majesty's Government whether, with the object of facilitating reconstruction after the war, any steps have been taken to obtain plans or models of buildings of historical or architectural importance likely to suffer damage through enemy action.]
§ LORD SNELL
My Lords, my noble friend the Minister of Works and Buildings is detained elsewhere by business of national importance and has asked me to reply on his behalf. The National Buildings Record, under the chairmanship of the Master of Rolls in England and of the Marquess of Bute in Scotland, is cataloguing existing plans, drawings, photographs and models of such buildings and, where necessary, making new records.