22 OCTOBER 1937, Page 16

A New Authority That charming historian, and ardent supporter of

the National Trust, Mr. George Trevelyan, launched a very definite campaign at the annual meeting of the Council for the Preservation of Rural England. The Government is to be pressed from all sides to set up a special authority for creating and organising National Parks, with a capital of half a million pounds. The making of National Parks is, of course, a definite plank in the platform of the Labour Party, and is less openly favoured by all parties. There are certain aspects of preservation which by their nature cannot be local. The preservation of the coast is one of these ; and on this account some such central authority is an urgent practical necessity of the day. After all the nation spends half a million merely on the London Parks.