HC Deb 07 April 1975 vol 889 c337W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on his consideration of introducing legislation providing for the granting of planning permission for development only on condition that a four-month period is allowed for any archaeological investigation.

Mr. John Silkin

Legislation to secure opportunities for investigation in advance of development in areas of archaeological importance is under consideration, but it would not necessarily take the form suggested.