§ Mr. Steen
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he hopes to decide on the restoration of the guildhall windows at Dartmouth, the application form for which was returned to the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission on 1 May; if he will explain why no reply has yet been sent and no decision yet given; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Tracey
The distribution of grants for the repair of historic buildings and monuments are the responsibility of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission rather than of my right hon. Friend. I understand that although an application for grant was made to the commission on 1 May, complete information on the costs of the repairs work and their design were not submitted until 5 September. The commission will inform the applicants of its decision shortly.