HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1120W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to raise public awareness about the World summit on Sustainable Development over the next three months. [67078]

Mr. Meacher

In DEFRA we are continuing to work with other Government Departments and outside organisations to raise awareness of the World summit on Sustainable Development among both the media and the general public.

We are currently finalising proposals which not only build on the progress already made, but which also identify areas where we need to focus our resources, not only in the period running up to the event, but also during and immediately after the summit. These proposals include: producing a brochure about the summit which also highlights UK activity on sustainable development, focusing on locally based activities and making further improvements to the Government sustainable development website to enhance the information and networking opportunities it provides. The website can be found at www.sustainable-development.gov.uk