§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to be able to announce the outcome of the negotiations under way between the Nature Conservancy Council and the new owner of 5,500 acres on the Ribble Estuary.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
I am unable at this stage to give any indication. The negotiations are proceeding and the Nature Conservancy Council will clearly do all it can to achieve a satisfactory outcome.152W
the Library of the House. The proposals take account of the great increase in popularity of this recreational and holiday activity and are directed to ensuring that we have both a co-ordinated and flexible approach to site provision and an improved system of control by local authorities.