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Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment following the report of the Stratospheric Research Advisory Committee, if he plans to take Steps to limit the use of fluorochloro-carbons for non-essential purposes, especially in aerosol sprays.

The United Kingdom, acting together with its partners in the European Communities, has recently agreed to reduce the amount of chlorofluoro-carbons 11 and 12 used in aerosols by at least 30 per cent. and not to increase the capacity to manufacture these two substances. The text of the decision is published in the Official Journal of the European Communities dated 3 April 1980, a copy of which is in the Library of the House.