HC Deb 18 February 1982 vol 18 cc216-7W
Mr. Charles Morrison

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects the Countryside Commission to become a grant-in-aid body.

Mr. Macfarlane

I expect the preparations to be completed in time to make a commencement order bringing section 47 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 into operation on 1 April 1982.