§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when the monitoring reference manual being produced by Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution to give guidance to local authorities on industrial air pollution monitoring techniques will be published; how much the manual has cost to produce; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Maclean
The monitoring reference manual is now being prepared for publication by HMSO in the new year. It will appear as one of Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution's new series of technical guidance notes, and its full title will be "Monitoring of emissions of pollutants at source". This guidance note is based on a report produced on contract by Warren Spring Laboratory at a cost of £26,400. Further costs of production will be borne on the overall budget for HMIP's research and publication programme.
A copy of this report will be placed in the House Library as soon as it is published.