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Volume 80: debated on Thursday 13 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on his policy on the conservation of wetland areas notified as areas of special interest because of their special interest for wetland flora and fauna.

[pursuant to his reply, 12 June 1985, c. 477]: Such areas of special scientific interest will be conserved by controlling any potentially damaging operations in accordance with the provisions of articles 24 and 25 of the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands (Northern Ireland) Order 1985. Sites will be monitored by staff from conservation branch, DOE (Northern Ireland).