7 National Parks and countryside functions.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect for transferring functions relating to National Parks and the countryside from—
(a)the Greater London Council to London borough councils and the Common Council; and
(b)from metropolitan county councils to metropolitan district councils.
(2)The Secretary of State shall before the abolition date lay before Parliament a report on the steps he will take to secure the full adoption by the councils to which functions are transferred by this section in Greater London or a metropolitan county of those facilities, services and responsibilities for the protection and enjoyment of the countryside and areas for urban nature conservation which serve the continuing needs of Greater London or that county and neighbouring populations.