§ Mr. Stinchcombe
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has for reviewing the legislation affecting common land and town and village greens. 
§ Mr. Meacher
I have today published a consultation paper on common land—"Greater Protection and Better Management of Common Land in England and Wales". The paper looks at three key areas: issues concerning the registration of common land and village greens; the consent regime for fencing and other works; and wider management issues. Copies have been placed in the Library of the House. I have invited comments on the paper by 10 April.