HC Deb 18 December 1989 vol 164 c97W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to conduct an annual environmental audit within his Department; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chris Patten

[holding answer 14 December 1989]: It is already my policy to take environmental concerns into account in the activities of my Department. I am considering whether procedures to achieve this should be strengthened.