§ Mr. Welsh
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the economic impact of the national voluntary environmental code of practice on businesses; if he will list the businesses which have344W agreed to follow the national environmental code of practice; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stewart
There are various voluntary codes—promoted by, for example, individual industries, the international chambers of commerce, and the Confederation of British Industry—through which a commitment to environmental management may be demonstrated.
The Government welcome such voluntary initiatives but do not keep centralised information on them.