§ Mr. Hanson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects to publish the results of the consultation on his proposals on nitrate vulnerable zones.
§ Mr. Jack
There have been over 500 responses to the consultation document on the designation of nitrate vulnerable zones in England and Wales. These have raised many issues requiring detailed technical assessment. The Government hope to be able to publish their response to the consultation, including the proposed amendments to boundaries, in about a month's time.