§ Mr. Wilson
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the organisations and individuals to whom his Department sent a copy of their consultation document of 5 May on options for spent battery collection under EC directive 91 /157/EEC.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
More than 800 copies of the Department's consultation paper have been issued so far, to all local authorities, to relevant trade and industry representative organisations, consumer, retail and environmental groups, and to companies and individuals who have expressed an interest in the subject to the Department. Responses are now being assessed.