HC Deb 19 March 1998 vol 308 c672W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his policy in respect of the environmental impact of his Budget. [35033]

Dawn Primarolo

[holding answer 18 March 1998]: The Financial Statement and Budget Report includes an environmental assessment of the Budget measures which will have a significant effect on the environment. The Government are committed, more generally, to ensuring that policy appraisal includes an assessment of the environmental impacts.