HC Deb 27 June 1989 vol 155 cc383-4W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice has been given by his Department to the Nature Conservancy Council regarding the pursuance of blood sports on land purchased by conservancy bodies with grant-aid.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

[holding answer 26 June 1989]: Traditional country rights and uses should be interfered with only where they are in conflict with conservation interests.