HC Deb 25 June 1997 vol 296 c517W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will establish a review into the methods by which developments in environmentally friendly design and the use of sustainable materials can be incorporated into future house building programmes; and if he will make a statement. [4878]

Mr. Raynsford

My Department is supporting research on a wide range of projects aimed at increasing understanding and awareness of, and promoting, more sustainable construction. I shall be launching new construction innovation and research business plans on 4 July. Sustainable construction will be a major theme. We are also examining how dissemination and take up of research and best practice can be improved and made more effective.