§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration he is giving to the removal and re-erection of Temple Bar, the one-time gateway to the City of London designed by Christopher Wren, to a more suitable site to save it from deterioration and damage on its present site in Theobalds Park, Hertfordshire.
§ Mr. Amery
I fully accept the importance of Temple Bar but it is not in the care of my Department and the question of its removal is in the first instance a matter for the owners and any other parties who might be concerned. Since it is scheduled as an ancient monument my right hon. Friend would have to be consulted about any proposal to move it but no such proposal is at present before him.