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Batteries And Accumulators

Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what steps he has taken to promote the marketing of batteries and accumulators containing smaller quantities of dangerous substances or less-polluting substances;(2)what steps he is taking to ensure that consumers are fully informed about the dangers of uncontrolled disposal of spent batteries and accumulators;(3)what steps he is taking to inform consumers of the method of removing batteries and accumulators which are built into appliances;(4)what steps he is taking to set up a deposit system for batteries and accumulators;(5)what steps his Department has taken to reduce the heavy metal content in batteries and accumulators.

I refer the hon. Member to the replies given to him by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Industry and Consumer Affairs on Thursday 18 January, Vol. 165, columns 357–8.