||<p>The majority of environmental matters are devolved in Northern Ireland. Protecting
our environment in Northern Ireland for future generations is a hugely important issue
and highlights why I am determined to restore an Executive at the earliest opportunity.
For environmental matters which the UK Government has responsibility, we are working
hard to deliver on our ambition to leave the environment in a better state than in
which we inherited it. We will continue to work with the Devolved Administrations
to develop and support environmental improvement measures across the whole of the