HC Deb 26 May 1976 vol 912 cc247-8W
Mr. Cartwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to publish the report of the Advisory Committee on Aggregates.

Mr. Freeson

The report will be published on 3rd June, when copies will be made available in the Library. I should like to take this opportunity, on behalf of my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for the Environment, for Scotland and for Wales, of publicly thanking Sir Ralph Verney and the members of the Committee for their very thorough study of the problems of the supply of aggregates to the construction industry. The Government welcome the report and will be seeking the views of the local associations, the aggregates industry, amenity bodies and other interests on the recommendations made by the committee.