To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if the Government have submitted a detailed proposal to the EC Commission on how they will achieve their emission reduction targets in accordance with the large combustion plant directive (609/EEC); and if he will make a statement.
[holding answer 23 October 1990]: The Government issued a second consultation document on the implementation of the large combustion plants directive on 18 September. The paper included the United Kingdom's draft plan for national emission reductions of sulphur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen. British officials met informally officials from the European Commission to present and discuss the proposals in the draft plan on 11 October. The Government are currently considering all the responses to the consultation and will submit the final plan to the Commission before the directive's deadline of the end of this year.