§ Mr. Win Griffiths
On 4 February the Government published "Opportunities for Change", a consultation paper on a revised UK strategy for sustainable development: we plan to publish the new UK strategy by the end of the year. I hope that there will be wide participation in the consultation process from across Wales
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has moved an amendment to the Government of Wales Bill requiring the National Assembly for Wales to make a scheme setting out its proposals for securing that its functions are exercised with due regard to the principle that sustainable development should be promoted. The scheme will be published and the Assembly will be required to keep it under review. The question of a sustainable development strategy for Wales will be for the Assembly to decide.