HC Deb 25 January 1955 vol 536 c24W
Mr. Powell

asked the Minister of Works whether he will consider acquiring Build-was Abbey, Salop, so that the parts of this monument already leased by his Department may be permanently available to the public, and the remainder may be excavated and rendered accessible.

Mr. Birch

Most of the Abbey remains are already in my Department's guardianship and are open to the public. I am negotiating with the owner with a view to excavating the rest of the Abbey.