Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, notwithstanding his answer in February, nothing has been done since then? Has he observed the very interesting suggestion put forward by Lord Mottistone for the preservation of this interesting relic of antiquity as a memorial of London of deep significance, by sinking the external level to the old level and thereby providing a very attractive piece of evidence and possibly a centre of interest to tourists from all over the world?
I have not seen the suggestion made by Lord Mottistone. What it is proposed to do is in general accordance with the advice given by the Ancient Monuments Branch of my Ministry. It would be thoroughly well preserved and readily accessible to anyone interested in it. I am sorry that there has been delay in this matter, but that has been due to the time we had to wait for Route 11 to reach that point.