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Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Prime Minister, in view of scientific concern that the incidence of ultra-violet radiation penetrating the ozone layer and reaching the earth's surface may be increasing due to the increase in fluorochlorocarbons through human agencies, if she will institute a programme of research into the effect of fluorochlorocarbons on the ozone layer.

The Department of the Environment continues to fund research into the effects of chlorofluorocarbons on stratospheric ozone. It first did so in 1976.