HC Deb 01 March 1965 vol 707 c188W
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.