HC Deb 25 February 1994 vol 238 c448W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will hold a public inquiry into the proposal to designate the Northumberland coast as a special protection area.

Mr. Atkins

[holding answer 24 February 1994]: I have no plans to do so. All representations made to English Nature and to my right hon. Friend will be carefully considered before a decision is made on whether to designate this area as a special protection area for birds in accordance with the United Kingdom's obligations under the EC birds directive.