HC Deb 17 December 1979 vol 976 c72W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on his refusal to designate the North Pennines as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Mr. Monro

My right hon. Friend is considering the views expressed by the Countryside Commission and other interested bodies on his proposed decision in respect of the North Pennines order in the light of the general review of areas of outstanding natural beauty currently taking place and will make a statement as soon as possible.