§ 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.