§ Mr. Allason
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will take steps to protect the Torbay picture house from being removed from the English Heritage list of protected buildings. 
§ Mr. Sproat
The Torbay picture house is included as a grade II building in the statutory list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has no plans to change its protected status. Any application for listed building consent in respect of works to the building would be a matter for the local planning authority in the first instance.