§ 60. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what instructions he has issued to planning authorities for the granting or rejection of planning permission for the winning, working and getting of minerals in the national parks and areas designated as of outstanding natural beauty.
§ Mr. Graham Page
None. As my right hon. Friend indicated in replying to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Handsworth (Mr. Chapman) on 20th October, he sees no call for this. I believe local planning authorities to be fully alive to their responsibilities.—[Vol. 823, c. 713.]