§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to publish the further report allowing publication of the strategy for national nature reserves; and what plans he has for consultation.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
I refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my noble Friend the Minister of State for Housing, Environment and Countryside in another place. Anyone wishing to send comments to the Nature Conservancy Council about the preliminary report is invited to do so. An announcement will be made in due course about the next stage of the review.