§ Mr. Barry Field
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to issue the proposed statement of policy guidelines for the coast. 
§ Mr. Clappison
Reflecting the importance of promoting effective management of the coastal zone, the Department of the Environment is today making available "Policy Guidelines for the Coast", which draws together in concise form a wider range of guidance and other information on coast-related issues in England. I have arranged for copies to be placed in the Libraries of the House, and the guidelines will be extensively distributed to interested organisations and individuals.