HC Deb 26 May 1966 vol 729 c160W
Mr. Boston

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what changes he is making in his policy for preserving industrial monuments.

Mr. Boyden

Within the framework of existing legislation and the available resources my right hon. Friend proposes to treat industrial monuments on the same lines as the more traditional ancient monuments. This means that suitable industrial monuments will be statutorily listed and that particularly outstanding ones will in appropriate cases be considered for protection, for the offer of grants, or for acceptance into my right hon. Friend's care. He will be appointing to the three Ancient Monuments Boards additional members who are expert in this field. He is also in touch with the Confederation of British Industry about the important role which we hope industry itself will play in the preservation of its own heritage.

As already announced the national survey of industrial monuments will be continued under the auspices of the Council for British Archaeology and with the help of a grant from the Ministry.