§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he still intends to introduce the environment agencies paving Bill in the current session of Parliament.
§ Mr. Atkins
As my right hon. Friend the Lord President said last week, there is now no prospect of passing the environment agencies paving Bill before the summer recess. However, the Government remain committed to introducing legislation to establish the agencies as soon as parliamentary time allows and, as the Lord President also said, good progress is being made on a main Bill.