HC Deb 12 January 1971 vol 809 cc21-2W
Mr. John D. Grant

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations

1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Metropolitan Water 3 2 9 4 8
Board £158 0s. 0d. £70 0s. 0d. £745 11s. 6d. £1,000 0s. 0d. £350 7s. 0d.
Bucks. Water Board 1 1
£20 14s. 6d. £75 0s. 0d.
West Cornwall Water 3
Board £170 0s. 0d.
Wessex Water Board 1
£30 0s. 0d.
Yearly totals
Number 4 2 12 5 9
Value £178 14s. 6d. £70 0s. 0d. £915 11s. 6d. £1,075 0s. 0d. £380 7s. 0d.
Grand Totals Number 32
Value £2,619 13s. 0d.

he has had from, or discussions he has had with, representatives of the Greater London Council, the Islington Borough Council, and the Save The Alwynes Campaign, concerning his refusal to confirm a building preservation order on certain Canonbury properties in the Alwyn Road area of Islington; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Graham Page

My right hon. Friend has explained to a deputation that he had not been able to confirm the building preservation notice on the buildings concerned because he was advised they were not of such special architectural or historic interest as to justify statutory listing. As, however, he said in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham, West (Mr. Selwyn Gummer) on 16th December, he is sure that legislation is needed to enable local authorities to control the demolition of buildings, if such demolition would damage the character of a conservation area; and he hopes there will be an early opportunity to achieve this.—[Vol. 808, c. 333.]