§ Mr. Walden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how county council's gravel quotas are assessed.
§ Mr. Moynihan
There are no specific quotas for gravel production for county councils. However, MPG 6 sets out guidelines for aggregates provision in each region. These guidelines are then apportioned to local authority level by the regional aggregates working party machinery and serve as indicative figures for planning purposes.