New Clause. — (Injury to Ancient Monuments by Their Owners.)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd July 1953.

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Photo of Sir Godfrey Nicholson Sir Godfrey Nicholson , Farnham 12:00 am, 22nd July 1953

May I thank the Solicitor-General for what he has said? All that is necessary is for an earthwork to be left alone. A man farming land on which there is an earthwork may, quite innocently, cause damage to it in the ways I have enumerated. I wish to reinforce what has been said by the right hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Mr. Dalton), and I hope that this matter will receive sympathetic consideration. It is rather misleading to refer to "ancient monuments" in this connection as people visualise a structure. But all that is necessary is that these earthworks shall be left alone.