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Volume 205: debated on Friday 13 March 1992

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what recommendations he has received from the chairman of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee relating to United Kingdom nature conservation and land use policies arising from the publication of the recent reports sponsored by the JNCC on birds and pastoral agriculture in Europe; the conservation of lowland dry grassland birds in Europe and breeding waders on wet grassland.

No recommendations arising from these reports have been received, but the reports are of interest to my Department in the development of its policies for nature conservation and land use.

None, but the Earl of Selborne's speech on reform of the common agricultural policy, delivered in the other place on 17 October 1991, was noted with interest.