HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 cc127-8W
Mr. Forth

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list for the review of the new system of hedgerow protection(a) the expected completion date and (b) the cost of conducting the review. [8233]

Angela Eagle

The group, which has been set up to review how the Hedgerows Regulations 1997 might be strengthened, is expected to report its recommendations to Government by the end of December 1997. The cost of providing the secretariat to the group is estimated to be of the order of £10,000. It will be met from within existing Departmental resources.