§ Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, what understanding has been arrived at as a result of the recent discussions between his Department and the National Trust regarding the preservation of the amenities of Stonehenge; and will he make a general statement of policy?
§ Sir V. HENDERSON
The land acquired at Stonehenge as a result of the recent appeal is in charge of the National Trust, who are an independent body, working under Statutory powers. There has been no formal understanding between the Office of Works and the Trust regarding the preservation of the amenities of Stonehenge, but both 635W parties have been in close touch since the beginning of the movement for the acquisition of the surrounding land, and the present co-operation and consultation will, I hope, continue.