To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he is taking to assess the environmental friendliness of his Department's policies.239W
§ Mr. Atkins
The Department pays close attention to the environmental implications of its policies and many have a directly beneficial effect. For example, we are taking steps to control vehicle emissions; we build new roads to relieve congestion and bypass communities; and we are supporting massive investment in public transport. We shall be making an important contribution to the White Paper on the environment to be published later this year.