HC Deb 28 July 1959 vol 610 c44W
76. Sir S. Summers

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he is aware of the intention of the Bucks County Council to demolish the tower of the old town hall in Chesham without waiting for the outcome of the public inquiry into the siting of the relief road in that area, of the widespread local concern in this matter, and of the possibility of a local appeal for funds to repair the tower and so preserve it from demolition; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter.

Mr. Bevins

The council told my right hon. Friend recently that it had decided to demolish the tower because it appeared to be dangerous. My right hon. Friend is aware of the local concern and of the possibility of an appeal for funds. He has urged the council to make the tower safe for the time being without demolishing it.