HC Deb 09 July 1990 vol 176 cc18-9W
Mr. Ingram

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the establishment of the European Environment Agency.

Mr. Trippier

The EC regulation establishing the agency was adopted by the Council of Ministers on 7 May 1990 but will not come into force until a decision has been taken by the Council on where it is to be located. The agency will not start its work until then.