§ Mr. Macfarlane
Yes. All grants under section 4 of the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953 are made subject to provision of public access to the building concerned. Access conditions vary with different circumstances, but all must be advertised in either "Historic Houses Castles and Gardens", published by ABC Publications, or in the "Guide to Stately Homes, Museums and Gardens" published by the Automobile Association. The English Tourist Board is also notified. My Department receives few complaints about the operation of access arrangements, and these can usually be satisfied.