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Antifouling Paints

Volume 77: debated on Friday 26 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the effect there would be on the production, home sales and export sales of marine antifouling paints if a ban were imposed on organo-tin based compounds.

The Government has proposed to restrict the availability of antifouling paints based on organo-tin compounds for boats under 12 metres in length. No more widespread ban is contemplated. I am aware of the views of the industry but no precise estimate can be made in view of the possibility of substituting alternative antifouling paints.