§ Mr. William Hague (Richmond, Yorks)
I have the honour to present a humble petition on behalf of more than 1,700 residents of the Yorkshire Dales national park, most of whom are my constituents. Their petition expresses a vote of no confidence in the administration of the national park and especially objects to planning restrictions and policies, the lack of elected representation and accountability, the inadequate provision of housing for local people and the failure to provide proper facilities for visitors, and stresses the importance of conservation area protection for villages.
The petition continues:Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable house do urge … the Minister for the Environment: and Countryside to investigate and review the powers and policies of the National Park and their effect on local residents.And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.—
§ To lie upon the Table.