HC Deb 03 July 1997 vol 297 cc240-1W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions through what mechanism regional development agencies will take into account environmental considerations. [5836]

Angela Eagle

On 11 June the Government launched a wide ranging consultation on our proposals for regional development agencies in England. As we take forward these proposals in the light of the consultation, we will want to ensure that regional development agencies take proper account of environmental considerations.