§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 3 February,Official Report, column 879, for which sites of special scientific interest he refused a section 29 order under the Wildlife and Countryside Act; on what dates; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Atkins
The information requested is as follows:
NCOs refused Date of refusal Went Ings Meadows, South Yorkshire 30 August 1983 Sherburn Willows, North Yorkshire 8 February 1985 Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire 27 February 1985
The three orders were refused because the former Nature Conservancy Council failed to provide evidence that the sites concerned were of national importance.