§ Mr. Douglas-Mann
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will publish the latest information available as to the incomes of local authority tenants at various ranges of incomes, on a basis similar to the information set out in table 7(b) of Cmnd. 6851, "Housing Policy—A Consultative Document", and show the combined percentage of tenants, whether the head is economically active or inactive, in each range.
§ Mr. Monro
The official text of the convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats has not yet been received from the Council of Europe. When it is available it will be laid before Parliament. I shall then ensure that copies of the appendices annotated to show the English equivalent of the Latin names are available in the 371W parliamentary Libraries and to other interested parties.
§ Mr. Monro
Existing legislation covers most of the obligations imposed by the convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats and, where there are deficiencies, it is the Government's intention to include the necessary additional provisions in the forthcoming Wildlife and Countryside Bill. Ratification will follow as soon as practicable, but I regret that at this moment I can give no indication of the likely time scale. Within the United Kingdom, implementation will follow as a matter of course.
In the international context, and in order to promote the aims of the convention, it is the Government's intention to play their full part in any interim committee set up to guide the progress of the convention prior to ratification and in the standing committee thereafter.