HC Deb 27 May 1976 vol 912 cc314-5W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to control the use of propellants in aerosols to ensure that the environmental dangers arising from their use are minimised.

Mr. Denis Howell

Not at present. The report issued by my Department outlines the many uncertainties which surround the continued use of the chlorofluorocarbons 11 and 12 in aerosol containers. Until these uncertainties have been resolved by further research, which is now being undertaken, firm conclusions about the need for controls on chlorofluorocarbons cannot be reached.

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