§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what research he has carried out on the comparative stringency of the controls on(a) toxic waste and (b) hazardous waste incinerators in (i) Northern Ireland, (ii) the rest of the United Kingdom, (iii) the other countries of the European Community, (iv) Canada and (v) the United States of America.
§ Mr. Needham
Published research information from around the world is, of course, available to the Government on incineration practices and controls and officials have visited facilities in other countries. Controls over waste incineration exercised in Northern Ireland must comply with the policy and standards of the United Kingdom which are governed by the requirements of the European Community.