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Sites Of Special Scientific Interest

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 28 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list all the management agreements that the Nature Conservancy Council has entered into with owners and occupiers of sites of special scientific interest between 1 April 1986 and 31 March 1987, the name of the site of special scientific interest and the amount paid.

Individual agreements are treated as confidential matters between owners and occupiers of sites and the Nature Conservancy Council and it is not our policy to disclose details.During the period 1 April 1986 to 31 March 1987, the Nature Conservancy Council completed 318 agreements covering 9,850 hectares. The total cost paid in the financial year 1986–87 was £5,093,674, which includes lump sum payments and arrears from previous years.