HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 c130W
105. Captain Pilkington

asked the Minister of Works what steps he is taking to safeguard the Roman Wall in Northumberland against the present threat of converting part of it into a quarry.

Mr. H. Nicholls

The area affected by the present proposal for quarrying is protected under the Roman Wall Preservation Scheme, made under the Ancient Monuments Acts. Under this Scheme any extension of quarrying would require my right hon. Friend's consent, and he has very much in mind the importance of the Wall and its ancillary structures.