Historic Buildings (Restoration and Preservation)

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Building and Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th July 1963.

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Photo of Mr Robert Cooke Mr Robert Cooke , Bristol West 12:00 am, 16th July 1963

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether he will prepare and publish an up-to-date book containing all the latest available information and advice on the restoration and preservation of historic buildings.

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Rippon Mr Geoffrey Rippon , Norwich South

I undertook in my reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Southend, West (Mr. Channon) on 7th May to consider issuing a comprehensive publication of this character. I am having the necessary material collated and I intend to publish it either in a book or in a series of leaflets.

Photo of Mr Robert Cooke Mr Robert Cooke , Bristol West

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the booklet referred to in the reply which he gave was concerned with an out-of-date catalogue of an exhibition which happened many years ago, and will he take steps to remedy this?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Rippon Mr Geoffrey Rippon , Norwich South

I do not think that my hon. Friend listened to my reply. I think that he is a little unfair to the existing booklet, but I accept that it would be useful to have the latest information published in a new form.