HC Deb 13 March 1991 vol 187 cc517-8W
Mr. Latham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment upon what dates since April 1988 inspectors from the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission visited Stocken hall, Rutland, to inspect the condition of the buildings; what similar visits have been paid by officials from his Department since April 1989; and what action has subsequently been taken.

Sir George Young

An inspector from the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission last visited Stocken hall in January 1990. No visits have been made by officials from my Department since April 1989.

The hall was sold in October 1990 and the owner subsequently received planning permission to convert it into offices, subject to an agreement with Rutland district council which will ensure the complete restoration of the hall. As work has started and the future of the building is secure no action has been taken by my Department.