§ Lord Raglan
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When will the consultative draft of the revised Planning Policy Guidance Note 2 on green belts be published.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment (The Earl of Arran)
We are firmly committed to protecting green belts. Recently completed research has confirmed the effectiveness of green belt policy(The Effectiveness of Green Belts, HMSO, July 1993). We expect shortly to publish a consultation draft of the revised Planning Policy Guidance Note 2, aimed to make the policy even more effective.