§ Lord Melchett
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why they were unable to prevent the recent destruction of part of the Salta Moss Site of Special Scientific Interest on the Solway estuary.
§ The Earl of Avon
The Nature Conservancy Council were unable to conclude a management agreement in this case. As the damage occurred prior to the introduction of Section 29 of the Wildlife and600WA Countryside Act there was no question of a nature conservation order being considered. The first such order affording protection over part of Baddesley Common SSSI in Hampshire was made on 21st October.