§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the frequency with which regional directors of the Department of the Environment have met together on a formal basis since 1984; what is the frequency with which full or partial meetings of the regional emergency committees are held; and if he will place minutes of the meetings in the Library.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
In addition to any ad hoc meetings that may be required, the regional directors meet regularly, about once a month, to discuss departmental business. The regional emergency committees meet as required, at the discretion of the chairmen.
It would not be appropriate to make available the minutes of either type of meeting.