HC Deb 06 March 1981 vol 1000 cc222-3W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if, in the light of the detrimental effects that lead has upon the nervous systems, particularly of small children, he will seek to ban the use of lead additives to petrol, so as to reduce the lead content of petrol from 0.4 grammes per litre to 0.15 grammes per litre.

Mr. Gray

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Minister for Local Government and Environmental Services to the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Small Heath (Mr. Howell) on 12 January [Vol. 996, c.515.] A statement on all aspects of environmental policy on lead, including lead in petrol, will be made as soon as possible.