§ Mr.Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what further consideration his Department is giving to the use of Baguley hall, Manchester; what recent consultation there has been with Manchester city council about the use of the hall; and if he will make a statement.
Baguley Hall is a 14th century scheduled monument acquired by the Secretary of State in 1969. It has not been possible to reach agreement on its future use with Manchester city council. From 1 April 1984 management responsibility for this important building passed to the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission which plans to complete its restoration and open it to the public.