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NHS: Listed Buildings

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Lord Lexden Lord Lexden Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Her Majesty's Government how many members of the armed forces were stationed abroad (1) on the date of the 2016 EU referendum, and (2) on the date of the 2017 general election.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to issue guidance to NHS Property Services and NHS organisations to encourage the listing of NHS buildings of special architectural or historical interest through an application to Historic England.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what responsibility NHS Property Services and NHS organisations have to ensure that NHS buildings which are of special architectural or historical interest, are considered for listing through an application to Historic England.

Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Guidance is provided to the National Health Service on the management of buildings of special architectural or historical interest in Health Building Note 00-08 Part B: Supplementary information for Part A - Strategic framework for the efficient management of healthcare estates and facilities. A copy of the guidance is attached.

There is no requirement under existing guidance Health Building Notes, the National Planning Policy Framework or at local level for any organisation, including the NHS, to request for an asset to be listed. There is only an obligation once something is listed by Heritage England (on behalf of the Secretary of State) or local listed status.

The Government’s policy for conserving and enhancing the historic environment including historic buildings is set out in the National Planning Policy framework. Trusts are responsible for implementing this guidance locally. Guidance is reviewed periodically to ensure it remains fit for purpose and at this time there are no current plans to amend or update this guidance.

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