HC Deb 07 February 1985 vol 72 c634W
Sir Hector Monro

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the meteorological stations concerned, their height above sea level in feet and their daily temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit for the 14 days before the cold weather shooting ban was put into force in January and for the seven subsequent days.

Mr. Waldegrave

This information is not readily available, and is not directly relevant to the decision to impose a shooting ban. The agreed criterion is based on the state of the ground and requires that a ban should be imposed if more than half of the 13 meteorological stations monitored record 13 continuous days of frost. The ban then comes into effect on the fifteenth day.

The following table shows the stations and indicates where ground was reported as frozen between 2 and 23 January.

setting of St. Paul's Churchyard, but concluded that these factors were outweighed by the advantages of returning this important monument to the City where it could be seen and enjoyed by many more people than if retained at Theobalds park. The consent is subject to stringent conditions to ensure that the dismantling, repair and re-erection of the monument is carried out with every contractual and architectural care and to the satisfaction of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission.