HC Deb 22 July 2002 vol 389 cc811-2W
Sue Doughty

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions who his Department's Green Minister is; when they(a) have attended and (b) plan to attend meetings of the Green Ministers' Committee; what the outcomes of meetings were for his Department's activities; and if he will make a statement. [65980]

Maria Eagle

Our Green Minister is my noble Friend the Baroness Hollis of Heigham and she was appointed to the ENV (G) Committee in July 2001.

Following the general election in June 2001, the previously informal Green Ministers Committee was upgraded to a Cabinet Sub-Committee of ENV and it is established practice under exemption two of Part II of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information not to disclose information relating to the proceedings of Cabinet Committees.

In October 2001 DWP published its first annual, free standing Sustainable Development report which details progress across all DWP activities. This is available in the Library and on the internet at www.dwp.gov.uk. The second report will be published in the coming autumn.