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Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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1.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proposals she has to strengthen the incentives for environmentally sensitive ares in the north-west.

A new environmentally sensitive area was launched in the Lake District in January this year. Covering some quarter of a million hectares, it is by far the largest ESA in England.

15.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans she has to give the public greater access to environmentally sensitive areas in East Anglia.

Our consultation document on the implementation of the EC agri-environment package was designed to demonstrate the possibilities for greater access to ESAs in East Anglia.

18.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans she has to promote more environmentally sensitive areas in Mid Essex.

We have looked at the possibility of introducing new environmentally sensitive areas in Essex and have issued proposals for such an area stretching from the River Stour in the north to Canvey Island in the south.

26.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress she has made in identifying and protecting environmentally sensitive areas of the Essex coastline.

We have issued proposals for a new environmentally sensitive area covering parts of the Essex coast from the River Stour in the north to Canvey Island in the south.