HC Deb 24 June 2002 vol 387 c715W
Mr. Pound

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister to which Minister English Heritage is accountable in respect of London planning matters. [62269]

Mr. McNulty

English Heritage is a non-departmental public body responsible for advising the Government on all aspects of the built heritage in England. It is sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport but it also works closely with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, which is responsible for planning. It has a statutory role as consultee in certain planning and other heritage casework in Greater London and in the rest of England. This role is set out in the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995 and the joint DETR/DCMS Circular 01/2001.