§ Mr. Michael Morris
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what safeguards there are to ensure containers of toxic material are properly marked so as to prevent the type of accident that happened at TNT Northampton on 16 February;
(2) what sanctions there are against consignees, hauliers and recipients of inadequately labelled toxic substances.
§ Mr. Atkins
[holding answer 26 February 1990]: I have been asked to reply.
Correct labelling is a requirement of the Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Substances Regulations 1984. Those who breach the regulations are liable to prosecution and may be fined up to £2,000 by a magistrates court or an unlimited fine by a Crown court.