HC Deb 24 July 1986 vol 102 cc372-3W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to how many tons of hazardous waste have been imported into the United Kingdom every year since 1983.

Mrs. Rumbold

My Department's Hazardous Waste Inspectorate recorded in its 1986 report that the approximate annual totals of hazardous waste imported into the United Kingdom during 1983, 1984 and 1985 were respectively 15,000, 5,000 and 25,000 tonnes.