HC Deb 30 March 1979 vol 965 cc434-5W
Mr. Michael Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many conservation areas there were in England and Wales at the latest available estimate; and how many of them nave been accepted as outstanding and attract grant under the Town and Country Plan ning (Amendment) Act 1972.

Mr. Shore

There were 4,564 conservation areas in England on 22 January 1979. Of these 510 were designated as outstanding.

My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales informs us that there were 252 conservation areas, 35 of which were outstanding, in Wales on 31 December 1978.