§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what measures he is taking to prevent CFC stockpiling in advance of production phase-out dates; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Maclean
The supply of new CFCs to the European market was cut to 50 per cent. of 1986 levels at the beginning of this year. We expect to agree further interim cuts in the revision of the European Regulation which should take place at the Council of Environment Ministers on 15 and 16 December.