§ Mr. Chaytor
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the Fourth Annual Report of the Government Panel on Sustainable Development. 
§ Angela Eagle
The Government welcome the Fourth Annual Report of the Government Panel on Sustainable Development. The Panel's recommendations are currently being considered and the Government aim to publish their response in about three months.
§ Mr. Eric Clarke
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when the Government's response to the United Kingdom Round Table on Sustainable Development's Second Annual Report will be published. 
§ Mr. Prescott
The Government's response to the UK Round Table on Sustainable Development's Second Annual Report has been published today. I am pleased to say that the Government have been able to respond20W positively to many of the Round Table's recommendations and that action has already been taken in a number of areas, for example:the Government have announced a 10–point plan to help secure reliable, efficient and environmentally sustainable water supplies;draft guidelines have been issued to local authorities on meeting their obligations under the Road Traffic Reduction Act 1997;the Government have consulted widely on proposals to develop an integrated transport policy and will issue a White Paper in the Spring;the Government have published a statement on their strategy for modernising the planning system, and a consultation paper on reform of regional planning guidance;legislation has been proposed to establish Regional Development Agencies;the Government have established a review of renewable energy policy.
The Government value the Round Table's important contribution to the achievement of sustainable development. I am placing copies of the response in the Library.