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Environmental Protection Agency

Volume 300: debated on Monday 10 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken to establish an independent Environmental Protection Agency in Northern Ireland. [14074]

No steps have been taken to establish an Environmental Protection Agency in Northern Ireland.The Environmental and Heritage Service, a Next Steps Agency within the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland was set up on 1 April 1996 to assume operational responsibility for environmental issues.