§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Secretary of State, for the Environment what representations he has received from the Nature Conservancy Council regarding the renegotiation of agreements and leases affecting beauty spots in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Monro
The Nature Conservancy Council has no responsibility for beauty spots per se. However the council, in its annual report for 1978–79, has drawn attention to the need to take account of substantially increased land values when it reviews leases and agreements affecting 44 national nature reserves which are due to expire in the 1980s.