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Royal Commission-Cadw merger opposed, inquiry finds

Proposals to merge two of the organisations that are responsible for Wales' oldest sites face considerable opposition according to a group of assembly members.

Heritage Minister Huw Lewis wants to merge the Aberystwyth-based Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales with the Welsh government's conservation service Cadw.

Mr Lewis has said change is needed to withstand an era of spending cuts.

The commission has been investigating historic buildings and archaeological sites since it was founded in 1908.

Professor Ralph Griffiths of Swansea University, a former commission chairman, told Felicity Evans on BBC Radio Wales why he opposed the merger.

Historic site body merger concern

  • 28 Jan 2013
  • From the section Wales