HC Deb 18 July 1989 vol 157 c128W
Sir Hugh Rossi

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what discussions he is having with the manufacturers of refrigeration equipment for the clear labelling of the chlorofluorocarbon contents of their products in order to assist the public to make a choice in their purchases in furtherance of Government policy for the protection of the ozone layer.

Mr. Atkins

[holding answer 13 July 1989]: As my hon. Friend will be aware, this Government's policy is to encourage all industries using chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halons to reduce their use to the maximium extent. In addition it is open to manufacturers of their own volition to label their products with such details as my hon. Friend suggests subject to the provisions of the Trade Descriptions Act.

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