David asked Her Majesty's Government:
What criteria the Nature Conservancy Council uses to determine whether or not a site is of sufficient quality to be notified as a Site of Special Interest and whether the criteria are publicly available.
§ Lord Skelmersdale
The council's explanatory pamphlet,The Selection of Sites of Special Scientific Interest, gives details of the selection criteria currently in use. It is available to the public and a copy is held in the Library of the House. The criteria are currently under review.