HC Deb 23 October 1989 vol 158 cc304-5W
Mr. Madden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether any application to list the Theatre Royal in Bradford has been submitted over the last ten years; whether any buildings adjacent to the Theatre Royal are listed buildings; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Trippier

My right hon. Friend has not received an application to list the Theatre Royal in the last 10 years. However, the building would have been assessed for listing during the resurvey of the area in 1983, following which several buildings in Manningham lane were included on the statutory list, including the Theatre tavern and the Royal Standard public house, which are adjacent to the theatre. My right hon. Friend is always prepared to reconsider a building for listing if fresh evidence is produced which shows that it possesses special architec-tural or historic interest.