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Volume 222: debated on Thursday 2 April 1992

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To ask the Prime Minister in how many instances papers for Cabinet and for ministerial committees have included a note of significant costs or benefits to the environment, during the course of the past year.

"Questions of Procedure for Ministers", published in May 1992, states that memoranda circulated to Cabinet or a ministerial committee should, where appropriate, cover any significant costs or benefits to the environment—paragraph 1.2. I do not propose to give details of papers considered by Cabinet or Cabinet Committees.