HC Deb 24 February 1971 vol 812 c136W
59. Earl of Dalkeith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy concerning the preservation of buildings of historic or architectural merit in Scotland.

Mr. Younger

We intend to encourage the conservation and improvement of historic buildings and areas to the maximum extent, using the new controls and powers provided in Part V of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act, 1969. My right hon. Friend has given detailed policy guidance to local authorities in an official circular, a copy of which I am sending to my noble Friend.