§ Mr. Maples
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has received the 11th report of the Royal Commission on environmental pollution; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
I have today received this report and will be giving it detailed consideration. I intend to make a statement very soon about the Government's proposals 295W for strengthening waste disposal legislation and I am pleased to have the opportunity to consider the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution's views before so doing. A full response to the wider issues addressed in the report will follow as soon as possible.