§ Mr. Mallon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the historic monuments and buildings which are registered by the historic monuments and buildings branch of the Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland; indicating in each case whether they are(a) listed buildings, (b) owned and maintained by a public body, (c) otherwise protected or (d) unprotected.
§ Mr. Needham
As there are currently more than 7,800 buildings listed and 1,100 monuments scheduled by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland, including 170 in the Department's care, it is not practical to provide the information as requested. However, the lists of buildings and monuments are open for inspection by the public at the offices of the historic monuments and buildings branch of the Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland in Hill street, Belfast. All listed buildings are afforded a degree of protection by the Planning (NI) Order 1972 and scheduled monuments by the Historic Monuments Act (NI) 1971. Information on current ownership of listed buildings or monuments is not held in every case by the Department.