HC Deb 29 November 1989 vol 162 cc249-50W
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 part

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.