To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he next intends to meet the chairman of the Nature Conservancy Council to discuss the future of nationally owned nature reserves.
§ Mr. Moynihan
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State attended a meeting with the chairman and other members of the Nature Conservancy Council on 25 February at which a number of matters were discussed including national nature reserves. My right hon. Friend has no immediate plans for a further meeting, but we shall continue to take a close interest in the progress of the review of the NNR policy currently being undertaken by the council.