HC Deb 17 March 1972 vol 833 cc195-6W
Sir E. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how work on ancient monuments and historic buildings is organised in his Department.

Mr. Peter Walker

The creation of my Department has enabled a more inte- grated approach to be made to the closely related fields of ancient monuments, historic buildings and conservation areas. I am now carrying this integration one step further forward by creating a new directorate to cover the whole of this field. It will come into being at the beginning of the new financial year in April, and will report to my right hon. Friend, the Minister for Housing and Construction.