HL Deb 21 April 1998 vol 588 c203WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What environmental resource assessment methods, other than the "willingness to pay" method, are being developed within the United Kingdom or elsewhere to enable environmental resource depletion to be measured more accurately. [HL1529]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Baroness Hayman)

Trends in environmental resource depletion are measured by monitoring changes in a wide range of variables which are important for sustaining the quality of life, ranging from the earth's stock of mineral resources to levels of air quality in the United Kingdom.