HC Deb 08 February 1974 vol 868 c451W
Mr. Tope

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when archaeological rescue excavations will take place at Thorn Barrow and the three other prehistoric burial mounds in Ancient Monument 702 c-d which have been severely damaged by military action.

Mr. Channon

Investigation of the Thorn barrows would be difficult because of the likely presence of unexploded missiles in the area. In view of the commitments of my officers to urgent excavation work elsewhere I have no proposals to investigate these barrows at the present time.