HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 c227W
Mr. David Price

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many buildings of special architectural or historic interest in Northern Ireland are currently classified as grade I and grade II, respectively, under the Town and Country Planning Act; how many of the grade II buildings are classified as grade II*; how many buildings are on the supplementary—grade III—list; and how many churches are classified as A and B, respectively.

Mr. Goodhart

The Town and Country Planning Act 1947, under which such classifications are made, does not apply to Northern Ireland.

The Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1972, however, empowers the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland to compile unclassified lists of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. 4,074 buildings, including 391 churches, have been statutorily listed.