HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 cc343-4W
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 have 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.