§ 16. Mr. Stewart-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he 96W will make a statement about the implications on the environment of the expected increase in the population by the end of the century.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
The latest estimates of population growth are the subject of continuing study and their implications are taken into account in the policies and programmes of my own and other Departments. As announced in today's White Paper on the Population of the United Kingdom, a special panel will be studying the long-term implications of population growth, including their possible effects on the environment.