§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many tonnes of(a) special waste, (b) toxic waste and (c) radioactive waste have been imported through Newhaven for each of the last three years.
§ Mr. Trippier
The Department's records do not differentiate between toxic waste and special waste which is also classified as toxic waste. In 1986–87 23 tonnes were imported through Newhaven, and in 1987–88 48 tonnes. We have no record of any imports in 1988–89. Radioactive waste is not imported into the country.