HC Deb 22 May 1979 vol 967 cc77-8W
Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he will take to protect the ancient monument at Bugsworth basin from despoliation by commercial interests.

Mr. Monro

The owners of the monument, British Waterways Board, have been considering together with the local authority and amenity societies whether and how Bugsworth basin could be restored and developed for continued use, but no scheme has yet been submitted. Officers of the Department are in touch with the authorities concerned and are advising on the archaeological effects of proposals as they are being developed.