§ Mr. Winnick
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether steps are to be taken by his Department to renovate the inscriptions on the memorial plaques in Westminster Hall where such work is urgently needed.
§ Mr. Chope
[holding answer 9 December 1988]: Since wrote to the hon. Member about this matter, English Heritage has advised that no further cleaning of the plaques should be carried out pending a long-term solution to the problem. Discussions with experts at the Victoria and Albert museum's department of metalwork conservation are continuing.