§ 16. Miss McIntosh
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions what representations he has received from representatives of the business community over his Department's plans to encourage sustainable development; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Meale
As part of the Government's "Opportunities for Change" consultation on sustainable development, my Department has also consulted separately with the business community about "Sustainable Business". We have received a great many responses from individual businesses offering constructive reactions about the many ways in which business can be encouraged to improve its performance. These have come from the different business sectors and included representations from Trade Associations who also expressed interest in collective action to improve sectoral performance and sustainability.