POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL BILL [HL] - GOVERNMENT
8. In our last special report we invited the
Liaison Committee to consider whether all Departments should,
in future, respond succinctly in writing to those recommendations
from this Committee for which they were responsible.
The Liaison Committee has not yet had an opportunity to consider
our special report, but in the meantime the Committee has received
a written response to its 3rd report, on the Pollution Prevention
and Control Bill [HL],
in the form of a letter to the Chairman from Lord Whitty, Minister
for Roads, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions.
For the convenience of members of the House at Committee stage,
the Minister's letter has been placed in the Library of the House.
9. This Committee will not normally expect to
comment on Government responses to its reports, which it regards
as being prepared for the assistance of the House. It is for the
House in Committee to consider the adequacy of the response
3 Special report session 1997-98, HL Paper 158, paragraph
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