HL Deb 20 April 1999 vol 599 cc150-1WA
The Earl of Haddington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have considered or will consider "listing" the Severn rail tunnel as a building or structure of historic importance. [HL 1769]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The Severn Tunnel has never been considered for listing. However, we will ask English Heritage, our statutory advisers on listing matters, for an assessment as to whether it is of sufficient architectural or historic interest to be listed. I will let the noble Lord know the decision as soon as possible.