§ Mr. Leslie
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment.Transport and the Regions when the Government will announce the submission of further areas to the European Commission as candidate special areas of conservation. 
§ Mr. Meacher
A further list of UK proposals was sent to the European Commission on 12 June. This consists of 14 new candidate Special Areas of Conservation, boundary extensions to 8 existing sites already submitted to the Commission as candidate SACs and the addition of further qualifying interests on one candidate SAC. I am pleased to be able to reaffirm the UK's commitment to the Natura 2000 process by announcing the submission of this further list of sites during the UK Presidency.
Proposals list sent to the Commission Sites New sites Clints Quarry England River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake England Mottey Meadows England Portholme England Burnham Beeches England Denby Grange Colliery Ponds England Craven Limestone Complex England Ingleborough Complex England Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs England Peak District Dales Woodlands England East Devon Pebblebed Heaths England River Wye/Afon Gwy England/Wales River Teifi/Afon Teifi Wales Ballochbuie Scotland Boundary changes to existing sites Peak District Dales England The Broads England The New Forest England Essex Estuaries England Fal and Helford England Plymouth Sound and Estuaries England Morecambe Bay England Solway Mosses England
Proposals list sent to the Commission Sites Changes to the interest of existing site within existing boundaries Tulach Hill and Glen Fender Meadows Scotland