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Environmental Justice

Volume 689: debated on Tuesday 20 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they have taken to make access to environmental justice affordable. [HL1804]

The Government have provided for access to environmental justice in a variety of ways. These are in accordance with, in particular, the Aarhus Convention on Access to Environmental Information, Public Participation in Decision Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters.

When the UK ratified the Aarhus convention in February 2005, the Government published a detailed explanation of how they considered the EU and the UK complied with these obligations, including under requirements imposed under common Community measures. Further details are available on the Defra website.