HC Deb 24 May 1989 vol 153 c598W
Ms. Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what amount of Government funding is set aside to fund archaeological investigations.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

This is a matter for English Heritage to determine, within its overall resources of grant-in-aid from this Department and other sources of income. In its budget of £72,399 million for the current financial year it has allocated £7.2 million for archaeological investigations and recording.