Mr. Kenneth Carlise
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the review of land drainage and conservation guidance notes on procedures for water authorities, internal drainage boards, Nature Conservancy Council and Countryside Commission, section 22 of the Water Act 1973 as amended by section 48 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, has been completed; and whether, in the light of this review, a revised version is to be produced.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The review of the land drainage and conservation guidance notes is not yet complete. The 597W views of the Nature Conservancy Council, Countryside Commission, water authorities, internal drainage boards and various voluntary conservation bodies have been received and are being considered.