§ Mr. Nigel Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assistance is available to local authorities to clean up contaminated land; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Angela Eagle
I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Riverside (Ms Ellman) on 12 June 1997,Official Report, columns, 519-20.