Historic Buildings (Minister's Visits)

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 how many official visits he has made to historic buildings outside London since his appointment; and what plans he has for future visits.

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Rippon Mr Geoffrey Rippon , Norwich South

Since my appointment a year ago I have visited 11 historic buildings outside London in an official capacity. I will continue to take every opportunity to visit and revisit historic buildings in the United Kingdom both in my official and in my private capacity.

Photo of Mr Robert Cooke Mr Robert Cooke , Bristol West

Will my right hon. Friend make sure that this greatly extended field of his activities is not neglected in the future?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Rippon Mr Geoffrey Rippon , Norwich South

Yes, Sir. It is not neglected now.

Photo of Mr Charles Pannell Mr Charles Pannell , Leeds West

When the right hon. Gentleman refers to visits outside London does he also mean his visits absroad?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Rippon Mr Geoffrey Rippon , Norwich South

No, Sir. My answer was confined purely to visits to historic buildings in the United Kingdom under my care, and not forts on the Yemen border.