§ Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will publish policy guidance on policy appraisal and the environment. [HL1382]
§ Baroness Hayman
We are determined to ensure that environmental issues are considered in the development of all government policies to deliver an improved and lasting quality of life. Today we publish new guidance to remind policymakers when and how to consider potential environmental impacts as part of the appraisal of specific policies and programmes. The guidance reminds staff of the need to incorporate environmental considerations into policy appraisals where the impact on the environment might be significant, and to set out the steps that ought to be taken in doing so.
I am placing copies of the guidance in the Library.