§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what discussions have taken place between the Government and United States Government about disposal of hazardous waste from United States bases in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world; and what was the outcome of the discussions.
§ Mr. Baldry
Discussions have been held since November 1989 with the United States Government about the importation into the United Kingdom of hazardous waste from United States bases overseas. Pending the outcome of these discussions imports of hazardous waste into United States bases have been suspended. The United States Government have now agreed that their forces will not in the future import hazardous waste directly into their bases in the United Kingdom. Discussions are continuing with the United States Government with a view to stopping the importation of all waste.