§ Mr. Hardy
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will direct the Crown Estate Commissioners under section 1 of the Crown Estate Act 1961 to have regard to the requirements laid upon public bodies by section 11 of the Countryside Act 1968; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
I am advised that the Crown Estate Commissioners are already bound by law to meet the requirements of section 11 of the Countryside Act 1968. It would therefore be inappropriate to direct them to do so under section 1 of the 1961 Act.