HC Deb 23 March 1971 vol 814 c95W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to establish a national antiquities service, responsible for the continuing compilation of a comprehensive national register of field antiquities, such a service to have the right to excavate any important find or site where known or newly discovered, and to postpone any property development involved where necessary.

Mr. Amery

Under existing legislation there are arrangements for dealing with these problems.