§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will state for the last available year(a) the amount of toxic waste imported through Welsh ports in total, and by port and (b) the country of origin and destination of toxic waste imports by port, together with the nature of toxic waste in each case.
§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
The Government believe that developed countries should be self-sufficient in waste disposal and are working towards that end in international discussions.
The information for the year ending 31 March 1991 is as follows: 173W
Port Country of origin Destination Type of waste Tonnes Switzerland Greater Manchester Aluminium Hydroxide/Oxide 7.4 Battery Waste 7.0 Distillation Residue 25.0 Inorganic Waste 3.8 Organic Waste (mix) 3.8 Paint Waste 96.7 Sodium Chloride 84.4 Sodium Benzosulphonate 34.1 Hampshire CC Organic Waste (mix) 326.2 Torfaen BC Organic Waste (mix) 129.1 Paint Waste 64.0 PolychloroBiphenyl (PCB) 66.9 PVC Waste 17.0 Total 4,505.1 Swansea Ireland Torfaen BC Miscellaneous Waste 10.1 Total 10.1 Grand Total 5,331.1