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Nature Conservancy Council

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to his answer of 28 November to the hon. Member for Dumfries (Sir H. Monro), Official Report columns 188–89, what was the number of responses which welcomed the merger of the Nature Conservatory Council and the Countryside Commission for Scotland; and what was the number which disapproved of the proposal.

[holding answer 21 December 1989]: Of the 159 respondents expressing a view, 98 supported the proposals in principle and 61 were opposed to the merger. A list of those expressing support was provided in answer to the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Mrs. Taylor). The list of those opposed is as follows.

  • Aitchison, Dr. C. I.
  • Badenoch and Strathspey Conservation Group
  • Baker, Dr. R.
  • Banff and Buchan District Council
  • Bat Group of Britain
  • Botanical Society of Edinburgh
  • British Association for Nature Conservation Scottish Branch
  • British Mountaineering Council
  • British Trust for Ornithology
  • Brown, A.
  • Campbell, N.
  • Central Scotland Raptor Study GC0
  • Cobham Resources Consultants
  • Cumbernauld and Kilsyth District Council
  • Dumbarton District Council
  • Friends of the Earth (Scotland)
  • Geological Association, The
  • Gordon District Council Director of Planning
  • Grant, Dr. M. C.
  • Hardie, P. A.
  • Holdgate, M. W.
  • Houghton, Dr. A.
  • Johnston, J. Laughton
  • Kilmarnock and Loudoun District Council
  • Kincardine and Deeside District Council
  • Loch Lomond Park Authority
  • Moray District Council
  • Nethersole-Thompson, Mrs. M.
  • NCC Trade Union Side
  • Packard, Professor A.
  • Brian K. Parnell and Associates
  • Parsons, Professor I.
  • Poore, D.
  • Potter, D.
  • Raby-Jolley, I. G.
  • Ramblers Association, The
  • Ramsay, A. D. K.
  • Ratcliffe, Dr. D. A.
  • Reid, C.
  • Robb, H.
  • Roger, J. Grant
  • Rowbottom, M. G.
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The
  • Scottish Ornithological Club, The
  • Scottish Railway, Path and Cycle Route Project
  • Scottish Rights of Way Society
  • Scottish Scenic Trust
  • Scottish Wildland Group
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust—Lanark Group
  • Smiley, Dr. W. K.
  • Smith, Dr. R.
  • Smith, A. J.
  • Stirling-Aird, P.
  • Stirling District Council
  • Thomson, Dr. D.
  • Thorpe, J.
  • Watlin, Dr. R.
  • Watson, D.
  • Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
  • Youngman, R. E.