§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what representations have been made to him regarding the need to ensure the registration of archaeological finds; and if he will consider the formation of an agency under his auspices.
§ Mr. John Silkin
None. I fully share my hon. Friend's concern for safeguarding archaeological material but judging from experience in this field generally better results will be achieved by continuing to foster goodwill and co-operation than by imposing a system of compulsory registration.