§ Mr. Stinchcombe
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions for what reason employees of environmental non-Governmental organisations are not eligible for membership of the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Meacher
There is no such barrier to employees of environmental non-governmental organisations becoming members of ACRE. The present ACRE includes one member who is employed by Green Alliance, although she serves in her individual capacity and not as a representative of that organisation.