HC Deb 05 February 1990 vol 166 c439W
Mr. Fisher

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has on the activities of treasure hunters on archaeological sites in London.

Mr. Trippier

None. As elsewhere in the country, any person in London wishing to seek objects hidden beneath the surface of a scheduled archaeological site by means of a metal detector must first seek a licence for its use from English Heritage. The last such licence was issued in August 1988.