§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list all those representations he has received from voluntary organisations in Wales in response to his406W proposed merger of the Countryside Commission and Nature Conservancy Council, indicating those which are opposed and those in favour.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
We have received 13 representations from voluntary organiisations in Wales on the general proposals. It is not possible clearly to state in all cases that particular organisations are opposed or in favour. A number of organisations have raised questions and made some criticisms but I am delighted that many other organisations, including the chairmen and chief officers of the national parks in Wales, the National Farmers Union committee for Wales, the advisory committees for Wales of the Nature Conservancy Council and the Countryside Commission, have all welcomed the proposals.