§ 18. Mr. Chisholm
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he proposes to take with regard to benzene levels in unleaded petrol.
§ Mr. Maclean
The benzene content of petrol, both leaded and unleaded, is already limited to a maximum of 5 per cent. by volume under EC directive 85/210/EEC. New European Community vehicle emission standards which apply from the end of this year will greatly reduce emissions of benzene from new cars.