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Countryside Agency Report

Volume 412: debated on Friday 11 April 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the findings of the Countryside Agency Report, "The State of the Countryside 2020", on Cambridgeshire with regard to (a) long-term transport infrastructure, (b) planning to meet future demand for public services and (c) affordable housing for key public sector workers. [108524]

"The State of the Countryside 2020" report is the Countryside Agency's contribution to the 'Tomorrow Project', which was launched in 1996 to encourage people and organisations to think about the future. 22 companies, charitable organisations, Government Departments and agencies currently support it. This report does not have specific implications for local or national policy, but will help inform the wide range of Government policies which bear on the future of the countryside and rural society. It does not bring to light entirely new issues, and the Government are already active on a wide front to tackle the problems which are discussed.