HL Deb 09 July 1984 vol 454 cc749-50WA
Lord Stanley of Alderley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their policy towards the objectives of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (Amendment) Bill; and what action it proposes to take in regard to this.

Lord Skelmersdale

Her Majesty's Government sympathise with the objectives of the Bill and are grateful to the honourable Member for Wentworth for bringing it forward. However, we consider that, in its present form, the Bill would not fully achieve its objectives. We are currently considering the best way to strengthen the procedures for protecting Sites of Special Scientific Interest.