§ Mr. Peter M. Jackson
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether his Department propose to restore the Bonawe Furnace, Argyllshire; and when it is planned that work shall commence.250W
§ Mr. Mellish
I consider that the iron furnace at Bonawe, Argyll, is of sufficient importance to be taken into the care of my Department under the provisions of the Ancient Monuments Acts and negotiations to that end are in progress. With the consent of the owner, a substantial amount of urgently required preservation work has already been carried out and a further programme of work will be put in hand when negotiations have been satisfactorily concluded.