HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c385W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether his Department or Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution has evaluated the benefits to reduced pollution of the development of solvent-free paint; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Trippier

The Harwell laboratory and the Warren Spring laboratory are making a study of volatile organic compounds and their effects under contract to my Department. These studies include the benefits from reducing solvent content of paints.