§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many sets of guidance have been published by(a) the Environment Agency and (b) its predecessor agencies during 1996; and if he will make a statement on the application of the guidance. 
§ Mr. Clappison
This information requires compiling from a number of sources. I will write to the hon. Member and place a copy of my reply in the Library of the House.