To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he next plans to meet the Mayor of London to discuss the environmental strategy for London. 
Neither myself nor the Secretary of State are scheduled to meet with the Mayor of London to discuss this matter. However, the Minister for Sustainable Development and Energy Innovation, Lord Hunt, shall be meeting with him on 12 January 2009 to discuss air quality within the context of the western extension to the London congestion charge zone.
Environment Protection: Transport
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to promote walking and cycling along routes of the canal system (a) throughout the UK and (b) in London. 
British Waterways works with a wide range of partners to promote walking and cycling, such as local authorities and Sustrans. It actively promotes walking and cycling on its towpaths throughout England and Wales through its website Waterscape as well as through an on-going promotional campaign to encourage people to use their local canals.
My Department is currently carrying out a review of the Government's waterways policy document Waterways for Tomorrow. The revised strategy will highlight the public benefits that our canal network can provide in terms of health and recreation and will consider opportunities for further promoting walking and cycling. We are liaising with the Department of Health and the Department for Transport (DFT) through the inter-departmental group on inland waterways to promote the use of the canal network in healthy living campaigns and sustainable transport initiatives respectively.
DFT has been promoting walking and cycling to local authorities in England (excluding London) through the Local Transport Plan process since 2000. The Mayor of London is responsible for walking and cycling routes in London. The October 2007 report by the Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC) on Waterways for Tomorrow stated as an important achievement "Funding from local authorities has helped to improve towpaths for walking and cycling". In addition, many of the DFT funded 18 cycling demonstration towns and three sustainable travel towns together with match funding from these local authorities are developing canal towpaths for walking and cycling.
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Fish: River Severn
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what species of fish inhabit the Severn Estuary; and which are listed as endangered. 
A list of fish species known to occur in the Severn estuary is provided as follows. This list includes marine species (based on sampling in Bridgewater Bay, inner Bristol channel, between 1980 and 2008), diadromous species known to migrate through the Severn estuary and freshwater species reported to occur in the upper estuary.
The species marked by an asterisk are either afforded legal protection or are designated as threatened or endangered by conservation forums.