HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 c273W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he proposes to restrict the use of chlorofluorocarbons; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moynihan

On 16 September the United Kingdom, together with the European Community, most member states and some 16 other countries, signed the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. This provides for consumption of chlorofluorocarbons to be halved by the end of the century and for the halons to be held at the 1986 levels. This is a major environmental agreement in the negotiation of which the United Kingdom played a full part.