§ 16. Mr. Barry Field
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement on the application of environmental considerations to Government policy as a whole.
§ Mr. Heseltine
This Government have taken a world lead in integrating environmental policies across Departments. We have established two ministerial committees to develop and monitor environmental initiatives, created a "green" Minister in every Government Department and issued guidance which Departments must follow in assessing the environmental impacts of their policies and programmes. The environment remains high on the Government's agenda. We will continue to provide regular and full progress reports on the implementation of our commitments.