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Biodiversity

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which Minister in his Department is responsible for monitoring his Department's compliance with its duty under section 74 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to have regard to the purpose of conserving biological diversity in carrying out its functions; and if he will make a statement. (73939)

The Scotland Office have no responsibilities in relation to section 74 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department plans to take to monitor the extent to which public bodies which report to him comply, from October, with their duty to conserve biodiversity in exercising their functions, under section 40 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006. (74397)

The Scotland Office have no responsibilities in relation to section 40 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.