HC Deb 03 December 1996 vol 286 c574W
Mrs. Helen Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what research he has(a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the use of economic measures in environmental policy. [7155]

Mr. Clappison

Research is routinely used when considering economic measures in environmental policies as, for example, with the landfill tax. Other recent and continuing areas of research include the use of market-based measures to address sulphur emissions, the environmental effects of pesticide use and volatile organic compounds. Further details of the Department's planned research programmes can be found in the publications "DoE Research Market" and research newsletters.

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