HC Deb 31 January 1990 vol 166 c219W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what organisations were consulted prior to his Department's announcing the changes to the Nature Conservancy Council and the Countryside Commission.

Mr. Trippier

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Wakefield (Mr. Hinchliffe)—Official Report 4 December 1989, column 39. The necessary legislation was put before the House on 20 December, and received a Second Reading on 15 January.

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