HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c134W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what mechanisms he has put in place to ensure the Government's objective of promoting sustainable development is reflected in the outcome of the comprehensive spending reviews for his Department. [25898]

Mr. Geoffrey Robinson

The Treasury's aim is to raise the rate of sustainable growth, and achieve rising prosperity, through creating economic and employment opportunities for all. Sustainable development is an important factor in framing the Government's economic priorities. The comprehensive spending review of the Treasury will report on how the Department's organisation and resources are to be devoted to the achievement of this aim and its other objectives.