English culture minister commissions inquiry into the future of local government archaeology services
Accompanying IfA’s AGM last October was an event organised by IfA for The Archaeology Forum and hosted by the Society of Antiquaries. In response to issues raised by archaeologists with politicians present, the Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey MP, has initiated a review to be undertaken by Lord Redesdale and John Howell MP into the future of local government archaeological services. The first stage is a call for written evidence (deadline 14 February). IfA will of course be responding: if you have relevant evidence (or comments) you would like IfA to submit, please contact Tim Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 3 February.