HC Deb 19 June 1997 vol 296 c284W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to introduce legislation on environmental protection. [3854]

Angela Eagle

We are considering all the mechanisms including legislation, available for delivering our Manifesto commitment to put the environment at the heart of decision-making across Government. Much can be done administratively, such as through the initiatives which we will introduce to green government and to strengthen co-operation in the European Union on environmental issues. Where we conclude that legislation is required, we will seek appropriate opportunities to introduce it.

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