Mr. John Mark Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he next intends to visit and inspect any of the ancient monuments in the care of his Department.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The majority of ancient monuments for which my right hon. Friend is responsible are managed on his behalf by the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission (English Heritage). My colleagues and I at present have no specific plans for visiting these monuments during the coming months, but opportunities to do so arise regularly. For instance, I recently visited Stonehenge to discuss plans for its future development with the chairman of English Heritage. The royal palaces are managed directly by my Department. I plan to visit the Tower of London in the New Year.