HC Deb 21 January 1998 vol 304 c545W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what discussions he has had, and with which bodies, on the protection of hedgerows in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement. [23288]

Angela Eagle

The official group set up to review the Hedgerows Regulations 1997 comprises representatives from a wide range of interests, including statutory agencies, local authorities and the main farming and conservation bodies.

The protection of hedgerows in England and Wales is raised from time to time in Ministerial discussions with these and other interested groups.

I will write to my hon. Friend with a full list of the review group's membership.