§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list those sites of special scientific interest which178W fall within section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in respect of which he has informed the Nature Conservation Agency of road building proposals.
§ Mr. Watts
This question relates to the operational matters of the Highways Agency. I have asked the chief executive, Mr. Lawrie Haynes, to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Ms. Joan Walley, dated 18 October 1994:The Minister for Railways and Roads, Mr. John Watts, has asked me to write to you in reply to your Parliamentary Question about the list of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in respect of which the Nature Conservation agency has been informed of road building proposals.The statutory body with responsibility for SSSIs is English Nature. They are consulted during the development of all schemes in the Trunk Road Programme and all trunk road improvement schemes which may affect a SSI. English Nature have been informed that the SSIs on the list at Annex A may be affected by the announced preferred route.