HC Deb 20 May 1998 vol 312 c367W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many environmental appraisals were produced by the European Commission to accompany proposals presented to the EU Environment Council on 23 March. [42666]

Mr. Meacher

There were no presentations of new proposals at the EU Environment Council in March. However, all proposals for legislation are accompanied by an explanatory memorandum which sets out, amongst other things, the environmental justification for the proposal.