HL Deb 19 July 1999 vol 604 cc81-2WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they intend to publish the revised regime for access to environmental information during the consultation period for the draft Freedom of Information Bill. [HL3599]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

Work on how to give effect to the provisions of the 1990 European Community Directive (90/313/EEC) and the Aarhus Convention (the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters, which the United Kingdom signed in June 1998), is ongoing.

The revised regime on access to environmental information will be set out in the Bill when it is introduced into Parliament. It is not intended to publish it before this time.