HC Deb 02 July 1971 vol 820 cc212-3W
Mr. Laurance Reed

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what topics he discussed with the French Minister of the Environment during his recent official visit to London; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Walker

My discussions with M. Paujade, which were essentially exploratory, ranged over the organisation of our Departments, matters of urbanisation and planning, the pollution of fresh water and the sea, the problems posed by motor vehicles and the rôles of various international organisations. We found that we had similar views on many issues, and I am sure that we can look to a period of most fruitful collaboration in the future.