§ Mr. David Price
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many buildings of special architectural or historic interest in Scotland 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. Rifkind
Of the 24,029 buildings statutorily listed, 2,118 are in the top category A, 19,705 in category B and 2,206 in category C. In addition, there are on a supplementary list 9,735 buildings which have no statutory protection. These are currently being reviewed with a view to determining which should be added to the statutory list.
Churches are not listed separately and to ascertain the number in each category would involve disproportionate expenditure.