HL Deb 27 October 1982 vol 435 cc599-600WA
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 and 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.