§ 94. Mr. Blenkinsop
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what progress has been made in securing the designation of the North Downs as an area of outstanding natural beauty; and whether he will make a statement on his policy relating to further designations of this kind.
§ Mr. MacColl
Part of the North Downs, the Surrey Hills, has already been designated. I understand that the National Parks Commission is now considering making a further order to designate the Kent Downs. My right hon. Friend would prefer not to make a statement before it has submitted its proposals and he has considered them.