§ Mr. HASLAM
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works what historic ruins have been taken over by his department in the last three years, and what sums have been spent and what further expenditure is contemplated in restoring them.
§ Sir V. HENDERSON
During the three years ended on 31st March last, the Department took into its charge 33 ancient monuments of different kinds. The expenditure incurred on the preservation of these monuments during the three years amounted to approximately £33,500. I regret that it is not possible to give any useful figure of further expenditure, as it is exceedingly difficult to forecast the cost of putting ruins into a state of good preservation. I am sending my hon. Friend a list of the 33 monuments which have been taken over.