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Archaeology

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effects of the reduction in the budget of English Heritage for 2011-12 on its support for archaeology and associated activities.

Photo of John Penrose John Penrose Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

English Heritage has made every effort to minimise the effects of the reduction in its budget for 2011-12 on its support for archaeology and associated activities. It has done this by protecting, so far as possible, its advisory services to local authorities, and its listing, scheduling and other designation activities. In addition, it has carried out a root and branch re-organisation of its processes for prioritising resources to understand and protect heritage, and has maintained the National Heritage Commissions Programme, through which it supports the work of others, at the highest possible level.

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