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Limestone Pavement

Volume 202: debated on Thursday 23 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many areas of limestone pavement have been notified for protection in Scotland; how many have had orders made; and when limestone pavement protection will be complete in Scotland.

The presence of limestone pavement is one of several features which in each case have led to the notification of seven separate sites of special scientific interest under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. No orders have been made for any of these sites but it is open to the Nature Conservancy Council for Scotland or the Countryside Commission for Scotland to seek such further protection should the need arise.