HC Deb 25 May 1976 vol 912 cc175-6W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why he has not made available to the public or laid before the House of Commons a copy of the draft regulations relating to the lead content of petrol published in 24th April 1976.

Mr. Denis Howell

My right hon. Friend, as required by Section 75 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974, is consulting representative organisations about the form and content of draft regulations. I am making copies of the document available in the Library.

Mr. Goodlad

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on what evidence he bases his assessment of the costs of the reduction of the lead content of petrol.

Mr. Denis Howell

The approximate costs were calculated by the Department of Energy and based on information from a variety of sources including consultations with the United Kingdom oil refining industry.