HC Deb 28 July 2000 vol 354 cc1016-7W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has held with DETR Ministers regarding the green purchasing commitment set out in the document entitled, "Building a better quality of life-a strategy for more sustainable construction". [131091]

Mr. Timms

"Building a better quality of life—a strategy for more sustainable construction" recognised the Government's responsibilities to set an example in the sustainable procurement, maintenance and operation of their built assets.

The Office of Government Commerce published a sustainability action plan, "Achieving sustainability in construction procurement", which commits Departments, agencies and NDPBs to assess their current sustainable construction procurement practices and to develop action plans. This was produced in close consultation with the DETR and was launched by my right hon. Friend the Minister for Housing Planning and Construction on 10 July.

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