HC Deb 26 November 1968 vol 774 c98W
Mr. Fred Evans

asked the Prime Minister what plans he has for further measures of devolution to the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales of responsibilities for the administration of Government services.

The Prime Minister

Yes. From 1st April, 1969, Ancient Monuments in Scotland and Wales will become the responsibility of the respective Secretaries of State, though in order to make full use of its expert services in this field the Ministry of Public Building and Works will continue to undertake the executive work of custody and maintenance. Similar arrangements will also be made for the Royal Parks and Palaces in Scotland (there are none in Wales) this will include the Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh.