§ Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what proposals he has further to reduce the lead content of petrol.
§ Mr. Fowler
The lead content of petrol was reduced to 0.40 grams per litre on 1 January. I am considering if further action is necessary in the light of the Lawther report on the health effects of lead in the environment. I hope that a statement will be made soon.