HL Deb 09 December 1986 vol 482 c1136WA

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.