Written Answers. - Environmental Policy

Trevor Sargent


729 Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government if he will report on the progress of the feasibility study into the proposal for a tax on plastic bags which was due to be completed by the end of 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2081/99]

The consultancy study in question, concerning plastic bags and their impact on the environment, was recently completed and I am considering its conclusions and recommendations.