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Environmental Information

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if Her Majesty's Government intends to take additional powers to require companies to provide information on environmental matters.

I have been asked to reply.The Environmental Protection Act 1990 contains requirements for companies carrying out prescribed processes to provide information on environmental matters to enforcing authorities and inspectors, and for enforcing authorities to maintain public registers. The Government do not see any need for additional powers at present.