Oral Answers to Questions — Damaged Historic Buildings (Restoration).

– in the House of Commons on 2nd April 1941.

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Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings, whether he will give an assurance that all fabrics of outstanding national importance, especially those of interest to American tourists, will, so far as is possible, be restored to preserve all features of particular value?

Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

Steps are being taken, in co-operation with the Ministry of Home Security and local authorities, to ensure, as far as possible, that valuable features of buildings of historic interest that may be damaged are preserved and safeguarded with a view to eventual restoration where restoration is practicable and desirable.

Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

Are the Government fully conscious of the vast importance of preserving historic buildings in connection with the tourist traffic, which, after the war, must be a large element of national recuperation?

Mr. Deputy-Speaker:

The hon. Member can ask that question after the war.