Let the cathedrals become state property, given over to English Heritage to manage. They could be let out for suitable private functions, such as religious services, on a cost basis.
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Sir: Whenever a minority finds itself in possession of some architectural gem, whether it be a house or a cathedral (letter, 16 May), that they no longer wish to bear the cost of maintaining, it suddenly becomes our heritage, although they still wish to remain in full occupancy.