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Dangerous Goods

Volume 938: debated on Monday 7 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is his policy on the use of intermediate bulk containers for hazardous goods in international trade ; and whether he will reply to the Chemical Industries Association's policy statement on this which was sent to him earlier this year.

Standards for intermediate bulk containers used in international trade are under consideration by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods on which Her Majesty's Government, and the Chemical Industry Association, through the European Council of Chemical Manufacturers, are represented. The Association's memorandum on this subject has been referred for consideration to my Department's Standing Advisory Committee on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods in Ships, whose membership includes representatives of the Chemical Industry Association, the shipping industry as well as other interested Government Departments.