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Greenhouse Effect

Volume 174: debated on Thursday 14 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information his Department collects on the production of chemicals which may have a harmful effect on the ozone layer; if he will break down this information by manufacturer for the most recent 12-month period available; and if he will make a statement.

There are only two United Kingdom manufacturers of chlorofluorocarbons, one of which also manufactures halons. They are obliged, under EC Regulation 3322/88, to report their production of these substances to the European Commission at six-monthly intervals. They do so on a commercially confidential basis, and copy the data to my Department and to the Department of the Environment.

There are no reporting arrangements for the production of other ozone-depleting substances.