HC Deb 28 June 1965 vol 715 c12W
40. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland upon what advice and evidence he acts, and what tests he applies, when considering before demolition whether a building in Scotland is of historic or aesthetic value; and if he will issue a list of such buildings and the reasons why each was listed for either demolition or preservation, respectively.

Dr. Dickson Mabon

In compiling the lists of buildings of special architectural and historic interest which are issued for the guidance of local planning authorities my right hon. Friend is advised by architectural historians and he undertakes other consultations as necessary. The listing of a building means that notice of proposals to demolish, alter or extend it must be given to the local planning authority and the Secretary of State; but by itself listing does not ensure the preservation of a building.

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