§ Mr. Stanbrook
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why his Department has informed the London borough of Bromley that it is not willing to accept additions to the borough's list of buildings of special interest under Section 54 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971; and whether he will now accept further nominations to the list.
§ Mr. Channon
This London borough has been re-surveyed and a new statutory list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest is now ready for issue. It is my right hon. and learned Friend's policy to issue such lists without further delay so that more buildings can be given statutory protection. However, as both the London borough and the Greater London Council have suggested additions, these will be examined urgently and any building found eligible will be added to the new list before issue. This is an exceptional measure as it is essential to avoid any further delay in the issue of this and other lists.