HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c114W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what mechanisms he will put in place to ensure that environmental sustainability considerations are taken into account in the policy-making process within his Department. [3853]

Dawn Primarolo

Our manifesto stated, "We will put concern for the environment at the heart of policy-making, so that it is not an add-on extra, but informs the whole of government." Like other departments, the Treasury is committed to delivering that commitment. I shall, as the Minister with the lead on environment issues for the Treasury, be taking a close interest in ensuring that we do so.