HC Deb 03 August 1944 vol 402 c1632W
Miss Ward

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works if, in view of the need for protecting relics of historic interest, he will give an assurance that instructions will be issued to contractors' foremen to cease work and report immediately when any sign of Roman or mediaeval London is discovered.

Mr. Hicks

I would refer the hon. Member to the answers given to the hon. Members for Maidstone (Mr. Bossom) and Twickenham (Mr. Keeling) on 11th and 12th July. This matter is under consideration, and it is hoped that with the co-operation of the civic authorities and before rebuilding operations actually commence, arrangements will be made to enable excavations to take place under adequate archaeological supervision.