§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will make it his policy to ensure that the powers of the Countryside Council for Wales are not limited only to national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty in Wales.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The Countryside Act 1968 not only changed the name of the National Parks Commission to the Countryside Commission but enlarged its functions to include the wider countryside. These broader functions which are in no way limited to national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty will be transferred, in respect of Wales, to the new Countryside Council for Wales.