§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment since what date the guidance notes to the implementation of the Environmental Protection Act have been out of print; and when he expects new ones to be printed.
§ Mr. Baldry
A total of 6,000 copies of the "Practical Guide to Integrated Pollution Control" were issued on 28 February 1991. These were sent free of charge to operators of processers controlled under part I of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and to all other interested bodies on request. However, demand for the guide so far exceeded our expectations that this initial supply was exhausted by mid-April. A reprint of a further 6,000 was ordered immediately and copies may now be obtained from the Department on request. The guide was out of print for less than three weeks.