§ Mr. Douglas-Mann
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment in how many cases proceedings in respect of infringement of building preservation orders have been taken within the last three years, or other convenient period for which figures are available; and what was the average penalty imposed.
§ Mr. Amery
Building preservation orders ceased to be effective on 1st January, 1969, when the present system of listed building control came into operation. Prosecutions for offences under the Town and Country Planning Act for carrying out unauthorised works to listed buildings are normally undertaken by local planning authorities. The information is not, therefore, available.