§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to publish the planning policy guidance, "Pollution and Waste Management".
§ Sir George Young
On Tuesday this week, my right hon. and learned Friend published for public consultation a new draft planning policy guidance note on planning and pollution control, which fulfils a commitment in the environment White Paper "This Common Inheritance". We also published the results of a research study, commissioned to inform in the preparation of the draft PPG. My right hon. and learned Friend expects to issue the final version of the PPG, in the light of responses to the consultation draft, later this year.