HC Deb 27 June 1996 vol 280 c215W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made of the number of jobs likely to be created by higher environmental standards announced in the last year; and if he will make a statement. [33907]

Mr. Clappison

The effect of higher environmental standards on competitiveness and jobs is complex and depends on a number of factors, including the design and implementation of each particular standard. Chapter 7 of the third competitiveness White Paper, which was recently published by the Government, outlines some of the issues.

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