HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 cc107-8W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to set up one overall co-ordinating elected body in Wales to subsume the work of the National Parks, the National Trust, the Nature Conservancy and the Countryside Commission on an all-Wales level.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

No. The National Trust is an independent body which is not, and should not be, subject to Government control. I have no evidence to suggest that a new body is necessary to subsume the functions of public sector bodies involved.