§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why the compulsory guardianship order placed on Witley Court, Great Witley, Worcestershire, did 261W not include the chapel; and who owns the chapel, as distinct from the mansion.
§ Mr. Monro
The Church of St. Michael at Witley Court is the parish church of Great and Little Witley with Hill Hampton. Ecclesiastical buildings in use are expressly excluded from the definition of ancient monuments under the statutes. The building is controlled by Church authorities.
I shall be writing to the hon. Member on this matter.