HC Deb 26 May 1966 vol 729 cc160-1W
Mr. Boston

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what action he proposes to take about the increasing damage arising from agricultural and other development, which is being caused to archaeological field monuments such as burial mounds, settlements and earthworks of various kinds.

Mr. Prentice

I have decided to set up a small independent committee with the following terms of reference:—To consider whether, in the light of present-day conditions, changes are needed in the scope and/or use made of the existing powers and arrangements for the protection of field monuments; and to make recommendations.

I have appointed Sir David Walsh, K.B.E., C.B., as Chairman of this Committee and the following have agreed to serve as members:—

  • Professor R. J. C. Atkinson, M.A., F.S.A. Sir John Cockram
  • Mr. J. R. Fell
  • Mr. C. M. Floyd, O.B.E., F.R.I.C.S., F.L.A.S. Professor W. F. Grimes, C.B.E., M.A., D.Litt., F.S.A.
  • Mr. R. B. K. Stevenson, M.A., F.S.A.
  • Mr. A. R. Wannop, O.B.E., F.R.S.E.
I am considering the appointment of one further member.