§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what monitoring of birds is taking place or is planned in environmentally sensitive areas in Wales; what methodologies are being used; which organisations have been consulted about monitoring; and if he will place copies of all consultation documents in the Library. 
§ Mr. Hague
Winter wading bird populations are being monitored in the Lleyn peninsula and Ynys Mon ESAs using the wetland bird survey and national wildfowl counts, which have been developed by the British Trust for Ornithology and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust respectively and are contained in the ADAS national strategy for ESA monitoring. A survey of breeding waders in these ESAs is also planned. The Countryside Council for Wales, as my statutory conservation advisers, has been consulted. No consultation documents are available to be placed in the Library of the House.