§ Mr. Robert N. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received in respect of Government policy towards the Nature Conservancy Council; what his response has been; which organisations he has consulted about this matter; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Trippier
[holding answer 27 November 1989]: My right hon. Friend has received a variety of representations and advice about the Government's proposals to reorganise the conservation agencies, which were announced in July. Discussions have also taken place with a range of organisations and individuals, as well as with the Nature Conservancy Council and the Countryside Commissions. I would also refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend on 23 November to my hon. Friend the Member for Wyre (Mr. Mans) at column 16.