§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about his investigations into giving basking sharks protection under part I of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981; and when he expects to make an announcement.
§ Mr. Trippier
The Nature Conservancy Council recommended protection for the basking sharks under section 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as part250W
§ Mr. Chope
The information requested on SSAs has been placed in the Library. The provisional figures are those underlying the exemplifications in the consultation paper my right hon. Friend issued on 6 November. Outturn expenditure figures for 1988–89 are not yet available for all relevant authorities.