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Hazardous Wastes

Volume 167: debated on Wednesday 14 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy on control of the transfrontier shipment of hazardous wastes.

Government policy is to encourage international action to reduce transfrontier shipment of hazardous waste for disposal to the environmentally justified minimum and to monitor and control effectively, those movements that are necessary. These objectives are being pursued in discussions with the European Community, OECD and UNEP and through the provisions of national legislation.