HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c368W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will obtain a report from the Nature Conservancy Council before any action is taken on the Nugent Report on Defence Lands.

Mr. Graham Page

No decisions have yet been taken on the recommendations of the Defence Lands Committee's Report. The Explanatory Memorandum issued on 5th July (Cmnd. 5364) made clear that there is currently an opportunity for public comment and discussion so that all views expressed can be taken fully into account by the Government in considering the recommendations of the report. The nature conservancy committee of the Natural Environment Research Council, and the proposed Nature Conservancy Council, when this is formed, will thus be able to put forward views for consideration.