HC Deb 10 February 1971 vol 811 c164W
50. Mr. Woodnutt

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy on the conservation of historic towns in view of Circular 1/71; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Walker

The Government's general policy is set out in the answer I gave on 27th January to the hon. Member for Portsmouth, West (Mr. Judd). As was made clear in Circular 1/71, the Government accept all recommendations of the Preservation Policy Group except that on conservation grant, and on that we are keeping an open mind until further progress has been made with pilot projects. We will be spending more on improvements and conservation projects in Historic Towns than in previous years.—[Vol. 810, c.134.]