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New Forest National Park Authority

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of the New Forest National Park Authority; and if he will make a statement. (247640)

The New Forest National Park Authority has made good progress since its creation in 2005 and I believe it is now making a real contribution to the benefit of the area. The findings of the 2008 National Park Authority Performance Assessment, when available, will allow us to check that the authority is on track.