House of Commons 22 July 2010

Written Answers (Communities & Local Government)

 

NATIONAL PARKS PUBLIC CONSULTATION

 

Mr Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department plans to undertake a public consultation as part of its review of the governance arrangements of national parks; and if she will make a statement. [9241]

Richard Benyon: As set out in the Government's coalition document, we will be reviewing the governance arrangements of national parks. I have now written to the chair of the English National Park Authorities Association on this issue. No timetable has yet been set, but we will keep the DEFRA website updated on progress.