§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the Government's policy on sustainable development. 
§ Mr. Wilson
[holding answer 13 June 2002]: The Government set out its policy on sustainable development in the White Paper "A better quality of life: A strategy for sustainable development for the UK" [Cm 4345] published in May 1999. The Government's Sustainable 27W Development Strategy will inform the proposed Energy White Paper which the Government plans to publish around the turn of the year.