HC Deb 03 December 1980 vol 995 cc136-7W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many areas in the United Kingdom which have been recommended by the Nature Conservancy Council as worthy of classification as sites of special scientific interest have not yet been granted such status; and if he will provide the reasons for any delay in the necessary decisions.

Mr. Monro

None. The Nature Conservancy Council notifies local planning authorities of areas of special scientific interest on its own authourity.