HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 c187W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give details of the nature of the hazardous waste shipped to England for disposal from United States military bases in Turkey, Greece, the Azores and Iceland during the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Trippier

Records of imports of hazardous waste from United States military bases in these countries consigned under the Control of Pollution (Special Waste) Regulations 1980 are kept by the disposal authorities concerned. The Department of the Environment has no record of any such imports being notified under the Transfrontier Shipment of Hazardous Waste Regulations introduced in 1988. The Government are discussing with the United States authorities whether disposal in the United Kingdom should continue to be an option in the future.