This document contains the following information: Government response to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee report on protecting and preserving our heritage.
Britain has a vast wealth of buildings and sites (both ancient and contemporary) whose heritage value is envied and admired around the world. In light of concerns surrounding future developments within the heritage sector and given the imminent publication of the long-trailed Heritage White Paper, the Committee published a report in July 2006 (HCP 912-I, session 2005-06; ISBN 021502995X) into a range of issues relating to the historic environment, focusing on built heritage and archaeological issues. This publication sets out the Government’s reply to the Committee’s report, under the headings of: government commitment to heritage; other key players, relating to English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund, local authorities, the voluntary sector, private owners and regional development agencies; tools for supporting the historic environment; places of worship; and public engagement.
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