HC Deb 05 November 1992 vol 213 c372W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals Her Majesty's Government will make at the forthcoming preparatory meeting for the Montreal protocol.

Mr. Maclean

The Government, together with our EC partners, will be proposing that the phase-out dates for production and consumption of CFCs, halons, carbon tetrachloride and 1,1,1 trichloroethane be brought forward to 1 January 1996 with an interim cut of 50 per cent. for 1,1,1 trichloroethane and 85 per cent. for the other substances by 1 January 1994. In addition, we shall be pressing for tight controls on HCFCs to be introduced and a freeze on the production and consumption of methyl bromide at 1991 levels by 1995.