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Conservation of Buildings and Landscape

Nature volume 139, pages 345346 (27 February 1937) | Download Citation



THE discussion which took place in the House A Of Commons on February 10 on the motion of Mr. A. C. Bossom, member for Maidstone, on the destruction of beauty in town and country and of buildings of historical or architectural interest now proceeding in Britain, evoked a striking unanimity in expression of opinion from all sides. The motion had not only called upon the House to deplore the present situation and to agree as to its urgency; but it had also pressed upon the Government the need for active steps to ascertain “whether its existing powers are adequate, or whether they require substantial reinforcement”. No voice was raised to repudiate responsibility, or to deny that this destruction was in the least degree anything but a serious matter of public concern; while in the final result the motion was adopted by the Government, and an inquiry promised.

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