HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 c242W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the lapwing population at the Rhyd-y-Blew site and of the effect on it of the proposed clearing of grassland. [35541]

Mr. Win Griffiths

This is primarily a matter for Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. However, they, along with the Countryside Council for Wales, are fully aware of the nature conservation value of this site. An environmental appraisal is being carried out to minimise the effect of development on the lapwing population.