HC Deb 26 July 1989 vol 157 c776W
35. Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has discussed for introducing a recognisable symbol for environment safety on consumer products.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

Officials, together with officials from the Department of Trade and Industry, have recently studied the issues raised by environmental labelling for consumer products and have spoken to a range of interested parties, including representatives of consumers, producers, retailers and environmentalists. This study has taken account of the experience of the Blue Angel environmental labelling scheme in the Federal Republic of Germany, and of developments in the European Community. We shall make known our conclusions on this study in due course.