HC Deb 10 January 1996 vol 269 c211W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to introduce statutory guidelines for the protection of urban trees associated with the laying of cables. [7714]

Mr. Clappison

Voluntary guidelines, published by the National Joint Utilities Group, have been in place since April 1995. We are considering comments received from local authorities across the country as part of our review of the guidelines six months after their implementation.