New Forest East

NEW FOREST – NATIONAL PARK – 30 November 1999

Dr Julian Lewis: If the Government feel that the New Forest deserves more protection than it has already, why are they insisting on imposing the straitjacket of a national park on it? For many years the New Forest has been protected by special legislation. If the Government have no parliamentary time for special legislation now, why do they not wait until they can do the job properly?