HC Deb 17 June 1993 vol 226 c716W
Mr. Cryer

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the annual number of second-hand refrigerators and freezers exported to South Africa; what precautions are taken to prevent leakage of harmful gases; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. McLoughlin

[holding answer 15 June 1993]: Information on the export of second-hand refrigerators and freezers to South Africa is not available. Under section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, it is illegal to treat, keep or dispose of controlled waste, which includes chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants, in a manner likely to cause pollution to the environment. There is no United Kingdom legislation covering discharges from refrigerators outside the United Kingdom.