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Sulphur Dioxide Emissions

Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest estimate for the fall in the volume of sulphur dioxide emissions in the United Kingdom over the next decade.

Total emissions of sulphur dioxide were 3·7 million tonnes in 1983 (the latest figures available). The Department of Energy estimates that, depending on the assumptions made, total emissions will be in the range of 3·4 million to 4·2 million tonnes in 1990 and 3·1 million to 4·5 million tonnes in 2000.