§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received concerning the need to safeguard the environment of rural areas especially sensitive to development from disturbances caused as a result of the exploration for hydrocarbons.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight (Mr. Ross) on 28 November at column925–26.