HC Deb 14 March 2001 vol 364 c631W
Mr. Gareth R. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what action he is taking to increase regulation of permitted development rights to provide additional protection to ancient woodland. [153680]

Ms Beverley Hughes

This issue was raised in a recent working group report for the English Forestry Forum. The Government are currently considering their response to the recommendations contained in that report.