§ Mr. Beggs
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many outlets for the sale of lead-free petrol there are in Northern Ireland at present; and what steps he is taking to increase the rates at which petrol retail outlets are providing motorists with the opportunity to purchase lead-free petrol in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Needham
At present there are 91 filling stations throughout Northern Ireland selling lead-free petrol. As part of the Government's initiative to encourage the use of unleaded fuel, I shall be sponsoring a Northern Ireland lead-free petrol week during 20 to 25 March. The Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland will be promoting a range of events during the week involving the oil companies, car manufacturers, the motoring public and the media. Information packs including maps showing the location of lead-free petrol outlets will be distributed free to motorists.