No improvement in Whitehall reporting on environment

The credibility of Labour's "greening Government" initiative has been dealt another blow after most Departments said almost nothing on their environmental performance in their first annual reports under the new administration.

The 1991 White Paper on the environment committed all Government Departments to "regular" reporting on their environmental achievements, either in their annual reports or elsewhere.

In the seven years since, their actual reporting has been of a standard which no private company that had made a similar pledge could hope to get away with. Most reports have either failed to mention the environment at all, or offered a couple of token paragra

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