HL Deb 22 December 1982 vol 437 cc1163-4WA
Lord Melchett

asked Her Majesty's Government;

Whether they will state how much of their grant-in-aid the Nature Conservancy Council has allocated to surveying, setting-up and managing marine nature reserves in the financial years 1982–83 and 1983–84, and whether they believe this will be sufficient to enable the NCC to make rapid progress in creating sufficient marine nature reserves to protect all threatened species and habitats around the coast of Great Britain.

The Earl of Avon

The Nature Conservancy Council have included plans to proceed with the survey and establishment of marine nature reserves in their programme for 1982–83. It will be for them to make adequate provision in due course from their allocated funds.