HC Deb 11 July 1994 vol 246 c467W
26. Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of Stale for National Heritage how many sites of industrial national heritage he has visited in the last six months; and if he proposes to make additional funding available to such sites.

Mr. Brooke

Over the past six months I have visited two sites relating to our industrial heritage: the Quarry Bank Mill museum in Styal, Cheshire, and the Tiverton museum in Devon, with its lace machine gallery.

On the question of funding, my Department makes substantial resources available each year to English Heritage and the National Heritage Memorial Fund. Both organisations offer grants towards the preservation of our industrial heritage and in so doing have made significant contributions in Burnley, for example, towards the development of Queen Street Mill, as the hon. Member will be aware. The additional resources for the heritage expected from the national lottery will substantially increase the scope for preserving the best of our industrial past.