§ Mr. Cryer
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he intends to bring into force Section 43 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
The section was brought into force on 12th December 1974 by the Control of Pollution Act 1974 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1974. It is necessary to appoint a day for the section to become fully operative, and my right hon. Friend intends that this should be in the early part of next year. This is to allow time for consultations with interested parties.