Guidance on Costs and Benefits

Part of New clause 3 – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 27th June 1995.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Carlisle Mr Kenneth Carlisle , Lincoln 6:45 pm, 27th June 1995

Perhaps my right hon. Friend can enlighten me further. If, next year or the year after, the agencies start to do a cost-benefit analysis which leaves out conservation issues and does not enhance the environment or follow the line that my right hon. Friend the Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Mr. Jopling) has raised, will the Government be able to instruct the agencies to take far greater account of the desirability of conserving and enhancing natural environmental beauty; or will they not be able to influence the agencies at all?