HC Deb 30 October 1990 vol 178 c470W
Mr. Burt

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress is being made on computerising the statutory lists of buildings of special architectural or historic interest.

Mr. Trippier

English Heritage is reviewing 379 of the lists produced during the early years of the national listing resurvey, and these lists will be computer-based. By the end of 1992, when the exercise will have been completed, about 20 per cent. of list entries will be on a computerised database.

The Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England is about to commence a pilot study, scheduled to last six months, of the lists for County Durham. The primary objective of the study is to explore whether computerisation of the remaining lists to a standard of information, agreed by the Department and English Heritage, is feasible.