HC Deb 21 May 1980 vol 985 cc260-1W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why the compulsory guardianship order placed on Witley Court, Great Witley, Worcestershire, did 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.