§ Mr. Truswell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what steps he is taking to implement the National Air Quality Strategy. 
§ Mr. Meacher
I am pleased to announce that the Air Quality Regulations 1997 have been laid today. These regulations will set the National Air Quality Strategy objectives in statutory form and initiate the system of local air quality management under Part IV of the Environment Act 1995. I also announced in July that this Government would initiate an immediate review of the National Air Quality Strategy. This review will look at all aspects of the Strategy, including the objectives themselves and the measures required to meet them.