HC Deb 22 June 1972 vol 839 cc157-8W
Mr. Laurance Reed

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what part the United Kingdom is playing in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society's project on environmental and regional planning piloted by France.

Mr. Anthony Royle

Her Majesty's Government, together with the United States, are co-pilots in this project. Our contribution has been to write a number of papers describing the rôle and interaction of institutions dealing with environmental questions, the machinery of decision-making on environmental questions, and illustrations of both these aspects by case studies of specific geographic areas. A meeting is due to be held in Paris at the end of this month, at which officials of the Department of the Environment will be present, to begin drafting a final report to be presented at the next Committee on Challenges of Modern Society Plenary meeting in November.

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