HC Deb 24 February 1993 vol 219 c634W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to bring forward legislation concerning the national parks in England and Wales.

Mr. Maclean

Our policy statement on the national parks, published in January 1992, promised legislation to create independent authorities for the eight national parks in England and Wales currently run as county council committees. I fully recognise the importance of introducing national park legislation at the earliest opportunity and I have repeatedly said that we will do so.