§ Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how long his Department has been studying the recommendation of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution in its Fifth Report; and when he expects those studies to be completed.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
My Department has been studying the recommendations which the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution made in its Fifth Report since its publication in January 1976. I hope shortly to issue consultation papers on the wide range of issues involved, and 105W shall consider the recommendations further in the light of comments from the many interests concerned. I intend to do this as speedily as possible.