§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to issue regulations under section 143 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 governing the compilation of public registers of land which may be contaminated; when the regulations will take effect; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Maclean
We are grateful to the more than 450 individuals and organisations who responded to our consultation paper and draft regulations under section 143 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for registers of 831W contaminative uses of land. We are carefully considering these responses before deciding the next steps on the proposed regulations and their terms and application.