§ 57. Mr. Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to initiate consultation on the Gould report on the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
I have been asked to reply.
It has taken some time to examine in detail the large volume of complex technical material in the report, and we are currently considering the results of this work. We expect to announce our preliminary conclusions and to begin consultation soon.