§ Mr. Dafis
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who in his Department has been appointed to oversee and develop green issues; how many civil servants have been allocated new or additional responsibilities to deal with the management and development of green issues; and what additional allocation of resources has been made to support programmes related to green issues in his Department.
§ Sir John Cope
I have responsibility for "green issues". Environmental issues are treated as an integral part of policy consideration. As envisaged in the First Year Report on "This Common Inheritance" (Cm 1655), the Treasury has prepared a strategy for environmental "good housekeeping". Resources are allocated as necessary to ensure the efficient despatch of business.