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Wildlife And Countryside Act 1981

Volume 75: debated on Tuesday 12 March 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales in respect of paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 14 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (a) how many representations he has received asking for a direction to be given to a surveying authority to determine an application for a modification order, (b) how many directions he has issued, with, in each case, the number of weeks which elapsed between the receipt of the representation and the issuing of the direction, and the period allowed to the surveying authority to determine the application, (c) how many representations have resulted in a decision not to direct a surveying authority to determine an application, with, in each case, the number of weeks which elapsed between the receipt of the representation and the issuing of the decision and (d) how many representations are currently outstanding, with, in each case, the number of weeks which have elapsed since they were received by the Department.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales in respect of paragraph 4 of schedule 14 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981: (a) how many notices of appeal against decisions of surveying authorities not to make definitive map modification orders he has received, (b) where a decision has been made on appeal, if he will state in each case the nature of the decision, the direction, if any, given to the surveying authority, the number of weeks which elapsed between the receipt of the appeal and the issuing of the decision, and (c) how many appeals are currently outstanding, with, in each case, the number of weeks which have elapsed since they were received by the Department.

Three notices of appeal have been received. They have been with my Department for 66 weeks. 19 weeks and nine weeks, respectively. In the first of these cases all the necessary background information was not received until January this year. In the other cases such information is outstanding. No decisions have been issued to date.