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Nature Conservancy Council (Compensation Payments)

Volume 75: debated on Tuesday 12 March 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make available sufficient resources to meet the obligations of compensation payments paid by the Nature Conservancy Council under management agreements in sites of special scientific interest in relation to past and future agreements.

The provision for the Nature Conservancy Council grant-in-aid for 1985–86 wilt be increased to £22·7 million, subject to the approval of Parliament. It is for the Nature Conservancy Council to decide how precisely to allocate the resources available to it, but adequate provision has been made for payments under management agreements. Requirements for future years will be considered in the light of the NCC's corporate plan.