HC Deb 29 January 1981 vol 997 c513W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act is to be implemented; and if he will give the commencement date for each order which has been made, and which orders have not had a commencement date.

Mr. Monro

My right hon. Friend plans to implement parts I and III of the Ancient Monuments Archaeological Areas Act, 1979 in June 1981 and part II before the end of the year. An order (SI 786/1979) bringing into operation in England and Wales the provisions of sections 48 and 49 of the Act had a commencement date of 16 of July 1979. No other orders have yet been made.