§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has for celebrating World Environment Year.
§ Mr. Rippon
On the occasion of the first World Environment Day, which falls on Tuesday 5th June, I hope to give the opening address at an important congress at Earls Court on pollution control. Government Departments will take part in the exhibition associated with the congress and will also publish the first in a series of wall charts for use in environmental education in schools. I hope very much that other non-Government bodies will arrange activities to mark this important occasion. I hope, too, that a booklet about pollution control in Britain will be published to coincide with World Environment Day. Our programme will, I believe, help stimulate and deepen public awareness of the environmental issues highlighted at the Stockholm conference.