§ Mr. Gow
My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State, the hon. Member for Bristol, West (Mr. Waldegrave) sent an explanatory memorandum on this proposal to the Scrutiny Committee on 27 July 1983. This set out the Government's immediate response.
The proposal has now been considered at meetings of the Council of Ministers' environment working party. The United Kingdom delegation has made it clear that major changes will be needed before a directive can be adopted.