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Volume 210: debated on Thursday 25 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what position the Government will be recommending to the EC on hydrochlorofluorocarbons; and if he will make a statement.

The United Kingdom, with other member states, has agreed that the Community should support a quantitative limit on HCFC consumption, together with controls on use and a phase out date. The Community's proposal for HCFC controls is one of the issues to be discussed at the meeting of the Montreal protocol open-ended working group between 8 and 17 July.