HC Deb 20 April 1964 vol 693 cc121-2W
30. Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what works he intends to do at Stone- henge as a result of the fall last year of Stone 23.

Mr. Rippon

On the advice of the Ancient Monuments Board for England I will arrange for archaeological investigation of the stoneholes and their surroundings. Thereafter Stone 23 will be re-erected and secured in concrete. In addition the trilithon comprising Stones 53, 54 and their lintel 154 will be fixed in concrete at its present angle and Stone 27 will be brought into an upright position and also fixed in concrete. I propose to begin the work early in May and expect to complete it by the end of July.