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Pollution Inspectorate

Volume 229: debated on Friday 23 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many meetings of local liaison committees were attended by representatives of Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution during 1990, 1991 and 1992; and what is his chief inspector's current policy on HMIP representation at local liaison committees.

The number of meetings of local liaison committees attended by representatives of HMIP was as follows:

Within overall resource constraints and at the discretion of regional managers, HMIP will normally attend: local authority committee meetings where the inspector has identified a positive purpose for attending and will deliver a specific message to the meeting; general meetings where guidance is requested and specific issues are to be discussed, except where there is an application or enforcement procedure pending.