HC Deb 13 February 1996 vol 271 c481W
Mr. Bennett

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on(a) restoration orders for areas of special scientific interest and (b) the consultations he has had about extending his powers under section 31 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. [14591]

Mr. Clappison

We have agreed in principle to consult on the extension of the powers of the court to make an order requiring restoration when the special interest of such a site is damaged.