§ Mr. Deedes
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government (1) what considerations led him to take his recent decision under Sections 32 and 33 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1962, to add the railings round St. Mary's Churchyard, Ashford to the provisional 297W list of buildings of architectural or historic interest;
(2) why no consultations took place with Ashford Urban District Council before his decision to add the cast-iron railings round the churchyard of the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin to the provisional list of buildings of architectural or historic interest.
§ Mr. MacColl
My right hon. Friend is advised that a complete run of railings of this type is extremely rare and that they are of special interest as a late example of the work of a 19th century Kentish iron-master. There was no need to consult the local authority before adding them to the provisional list.