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Pollution Regulations

Volume 171: debated on Friday 27 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has received from the national council of the Confederation of British Industry in regard to the effects on the competitive position of British industry of proposals to tighten environmental pollution regulations.

The CBI has recently sent the department a copy of its submission to Government on the forthcoming White Paper on the environment. Among other things the submission addresses the important question of the competitive implications for British business of action to secure environmental improvements.