HC Deb 17 February 1997 vol 290 cc421-2W
Mr. Viggers

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when the White Paper on sustainable development will be published; and if he will make a statement. [16557]

Mr. Gummer

We will publish "This Common Inheritance: UK Annual Report 1997" tomorrow, Tuesday 18 February 1997. Copies will be placed in the Library.

The White Paper reports progress during 1966 in meeting the commitments we made in previous White Papers and in the 1994 UK sustainable development strategy, as well as making commitments for future action. In particular, it highlights our new priorities for the year ahead and brings together the key quantified targets already agreed by Government or under consideration.

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