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Countryside Bill

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 31 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will be consulted and would be required to authorise an order made under clause 8 of the Countryside Bill.

Such an order would be subject to confirmation by my right hon. Friend.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will be consulted and would be required to authorise proposals for experimental schemes under clause 9 of the Countryside Bill.

No. The purpose of clause 9 is to give the Countryside Commission freedom to carry out experimental schemes without being required to consult my right hon. Friend or obtain his authorisation for individual schemes.