House of Commons 21 July 2010

Written Answers (Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)




Julian Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on the accountability to the public of governance structures of national parks. [9838]

Richard Benyon: Since the end of May two parliamentary questions have been received on this issue, both of which were from my hon. Friend the Member for New Forest West (Mr Swayne). The first was answered 21 June 2010, Official Report, column 30W. The second is due to be answered 22 July. Mr Swayne has also written on behalf of a constituent about this issue.

I had an opportunity to discuss accountability when I recently visited the Northumberland National Park Authority and have since exchanged letters with the English National Park Authorities Association on the issue.


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