HC Deb 23 May 1980 vol 985 cc429-30W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations his Department has received from Alnwick district council about allocations for the home insulation grant scheme; and what response has been made.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

This Department's Northern regional office has told Economic Community proposals for airborne lead and reductions of lead in petrol.

Mr. Fox

Regulations implementing the EEC directive on lead in petrol come into force on 1 January 1981. Most drinking water in England already meets current WHO standards and action put in hand will identify and rectify any remaining problems. Agreement has not yet been reached in the European Community on an air quality standard for lead.