§ Mr. Burgon
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when the Government will publish the response to the Environmental Audit Committee's report "Environmental Audit: The First Parliament". 
§ Mr. Meacher
I am pleased to announce that I have today laid in the Libraries of both Houses, copies of the Government's response to the Environmental Audit Committee's report.
I thank the Committee for their report which is a valuable contribution to our process of greening government. As our response shows, we have made a great deal of progress and have a record to be proud of.
But there is of course still much to do, and the Government look forward to discussions with the Committee about their two main recommendations for improving their audit function.