§ Mr. Hardy
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether a list of special protection areas for wild birds has been submitted to the EEC as required by the Council resolution of 2 April 1979 in directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds ; and, if so, if he will name these sites.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
The following 19 sites have been included in a list put forward in response to the resolution; they are sites covered by the Ramsar convention. The Government are now considering what further sites to notify.
Hectares Cors Fochno and Dyfi (Powys, Dyfed and Gwynedd) 2,497 Bridgwater Bay (Somerset) 2,703 Bure Marshes (Ranworth, Cockshoot and Hoveton Great Broads, and Woodbastwick Marshes) (Norfolk) 412 Hickling Broad and Horsey Mere (Norfolk) 892 Lindisfarne (Northumberland) 3,123 Loch Druidibeg, Loch a'Machair and Loch Stilligary (Western Isles) 1,780 Loch Leven (Tayside) 1,597 Loch Lomond (Central and Strathclyde) 253 Lough Neagh and Lough Beg (Northern Ireland) 39,500 Minsmere—Walberswick (Suffolk) 1,697 North Norfolk Coast (Scolt Head, Holkham, Blakeney Point and Cley-Salthouse Marshes) (Norfolk) 5,559 Ouse Washes (Norfolk and Cambridgeshire) 2,276 Rannoch Moor (Tayside and Strathclyde) 1,499
Hectares Cairngorm Lochs (Grampian and Highland) 179 Loch Lintrathen (Tayside) 218 Claish Moss (Highland) 563 Silver Flowe (Dumfries and Galloway) 608 Abberton Reservoir (Essex) 1,228 Rostherne Mere (Cheshire County) 79