HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 cc769-70W
Brian Cotter

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action her Department is taking to assist small businesses with the implementation of the Duty of Care Regulations; and if she will make a statement. [128692]

Mr. Morley

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has issued a code of practice under section 34(7) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The purpose of the code of practice is to provide practical guidance to those subject to the duty of care, including small businesses, on how to discharge their obligations under the duty. The code of practice and an explanatory leaflet are available on the Department's website at: http://www.defra.gov. uk/environment/waste/management/doc/index.htm