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Environmental Pollution Information

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 18 June 1985

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Mr. Nigel Forman accordingly presented a Bill to provide a public right of access to information concerning the discharge or disposal of substances into the environment and the presence of certain dangerous substances on premises, held by certain government departments and other authorities and by persons responsible for such substances; and to require certain government departments and authorities to notify those affected of hazards to their health or safety, or danger to their property likely to be caused by such substances; and to establish the office and powers of the Environmental Information Commissioner: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 5 July and to be printed. [Bill 175.]