HC Deb 28 March 1995 vol 257 c615W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what action he is taking to increase the number of people involved in types of employment that enhance the environment. [16295]

Miss Widdecombe

The Government do not seek to influence the number of people employed in specific parts of the economy. Our role is to promote the right framework in which businesses can create jobs. If there is a demand for more jobs that enhance the environment, employment in that sector will increase. The Government's commitment to sustainable development encourages economic development that is compatible with environmental protection and enhancement.