§ Mr. Lawson
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works whether he is aware that material is being 66W taken from Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland by contractors; and what steps are being taken to put an end to this destruction of an ancient monument?
§ Mr. Harvey
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works what reports he has received as to the recent damage to Hadrian's Wall; and what steps are being taken to safeguard this monument?
§ Mr. Hicks
The attention of my Ministry has been called to recent damage to the wall caused by quarrying in the Greenhead area. My Noble Friend has therefore issued a Preservation Order which will restrict the working of this quarry so as to cause no further damage. The other active quarry in the district will cease by the end of 1944 and will be worked, in the meantime, in conformity with the wishes of my archæological advisers. There is another area in respect of which negotiations are in progress for the prevention of quarrying. The remainder of the monument in the quarrying area is being protected by a preservation scheme which has just been confirmed.