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Sustainable Development

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the departmental strategy for sustainable development will be published; and what steps (a) are being taken and (b) are planned to take forward the actions outlined. [114894]

A joint Sustainable Development Statement for the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Departments and Agencies was agreed last year and a copy is available on the Treasury website. They are all adhering to the Government's objectives for sustainable development as set out in the Framework for Sustainable Development on the Government Estate.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what remit relating to sustainable development is undertaken by his Department's (a) executive agencies, (b) advisory non-departmental bodies, (c) executive non-departmental bodies, (d) tribunals, (e) public corporations and (f) other bodies. [114895]

This remit is contained in the Joint Sustainable Development Statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Departments and Agencies published last year. A copy is available on the Treasury's website.