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Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what analysis he has commissioned of the costs and benefits of the implementation of nitrate vulnerable zones. (204212)

We intend to announce and publish our response to the nitrate vulnerable zones consultation before Parliament breaks for summer recess. This will include a summary of what the Department plans to do as a result of the consultation responses.

The draft proposals which were subject to consultation earlier this year were costed.