'Disquiet' over Heritage plans

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The Independent Online
Jocelyn Stevens, chairman of English Heritage, will be invited to give evidence when MPs investigate the government agency's plans to hive off up to 200 historic monuments to local managers. John Gorst, Conservative MP for Hendon North, said 'public disquiet' had prompted the select committee inquiry into the proposals under which local authorities, trusts and voluntary groups will be encouraged to take over management of up to 200 of English Heritage's 400 sites.