§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act is to be implemented; and if he will give the commencement date for each order which has been made, and which orders have not had a commencement date.
§ Mr. Monro
My right hon. Friend plans to implement parts I and III of the Ancient Monuments Archaeological Areas Act, 1979 in June 1981 and part II before the end of the year. An order (SI 786/1979) bringing into operation in England and Wales the provisions of sections 48 and 49 of the Act had a commencement date of 16 of July 1979. No other orders have yet been made.