HC Deb 19 June 2002 vol 387 c418W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the role sustainable development will play in regional devolution. [62988]

Mr. Raynsford

The Government's proposals for the sustainable development role of elected assemblies in the English regions are set out in chapter 4 of the White Paper "Your Region, Your Choice" (Cm 5511), which was published on 9 May. An assembly's overarching strategy will act as the sustainable development framework for the region.