HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c182W
Mr. Tom Benyon

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has reached a decision on the future status of the Countryside Commission.

Mr. Heseltine

My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Wales and I have decided to make the Countryside Commission a grant-aided body. Some short legislative provisions will be necessary which the Government intend to introduce as soon as parliamentary time allows.