§ Mr. F. Noel-Baker
asked the Minister of Works what is the present constitution of the Ancient Monuments Board for England; what changes he made when he recently reconstituted the Board; and if he is satisfied with the steps taken to implement its recommendations.
§ Mr. Molson
The constitution of the Ancient Monuments Board for England is laid down in Section 15 of the Ancient Monuments Consolidation and Amendment Act, 1913, and in the First Schedule to the Act. Six members are appointed62W by bodies named in the schedule; I appoint the Chairman and such other members as I consider necessary. The present constitution of the Board is set out below.
When the Board was reconstituted on 1st April, 1959, I re-appointed the Chairman and all existing members appointed by the Minister, and I appointed Dr. D. B. Harden and Dr. J. N. L. Myres as additional members. All the nominating bodies re-appointed their existing representatives, except that the Royal Academy of Arts nominated Mr. Marshall Sisson in place of Professor Sir Albert Richardson.
I am quite satisfied with the steps taken by my Department to implement the Board's recommendations.
DETAILS OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ANCIENT MONUMENTS BOARD FOR ENGLAND AS FROM 1ST APRIL, 1959 ARE AS FOLLOW:
Appointed by the Minister of Works
Sir Eric de Norman, K.B.E., C.B., F.S.A. (Chairman).
Professor J. G. D. Clark, Sc.D., F.B.A., F.S.A.
Dr. D. B. Harden, O.B.E., M.A., Ph.D., F.S.A., F.M.A.
Professor C. F. C. Hawkes, M.A., F.B.A., F.S.A.
Dr. J. N. L. Myres, L.L.D., M.A., F.S.A.
Nigel Nicolson, Esq., M.B.E., F.S.A., M.P.
C. A. Ralegh Radford, Esq., M.A., F.B.A., F.S.A.
P. K. Baillie Reynolds, Esq., C.B.E., T.D., M.A., F.S.A.
Professor I. A. Richmond, C.B.E., M.A., D.Litt.
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, C.I.E., M.C., D.Litt., Hon. V-P.S.A., F.B.A.
Members nominated by bodies included in the First Schedule to the Ancient Monuments Consolidation and Amendment Act, 1913.
M. S. Briggs, Esq., F.R.I.B.A. Nominated by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
R. L. Bruce-Mitford, Esq., B.A., F.S.A. Nominated by the Trustees of the British Museum.
Trenchard Cox, Esq., C.B.E., M.A., F.S.A., F.M.A. Nominated by the Ministry of Education.
Professor W. F. Grimes, C.B.E., M.A., F.S.A., F.M.A. Nominated by the Society of Antiquaries of London.
Marshall Sisson, Esq., C.B.E., A.R.A., F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A. Nominated by the Royal Academy of Arts.
Professor G. F. Webb, C.B.E., M.A., F.S.A. Nominated by the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England).