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Volume 229: debated on Friday 23 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make it his policy to require all his Department's executive agencies to work within the framework of Agenda 21 of the United Nations conference on environment and development.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment has published a consultation paper on the United Kingdom's national strategy for sustainable development, which is due to be completed by the end of the year. The role that different organisations can play in implementing Agenda 21 will be addressed in this strategy.