§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he takes to promote the recovery of used oil; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Forth
A workshop on used oil recovery was held by my Department in September 1988 at which representatives from the motor and oil industries and central and local government agreed to work more closely in publicising schemes for recovering and correctly disposing of oil. Since then the number of local authorities and garage chains providing facilities for recovering used oil have increased. We will keep progress under careful review as part of our overall drive to raise the levels of recycling generally.