§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what communications he has received recently from the European Commission in regard to EC directive 82/501/EEC on major accident hazards of certain industrial activities.
§ Mr. Maclean
The United Kingdom received a letter from the European Commission acting under article 169, dated 18 February 1993, concerning the application of EC directive 82/501/EEC to a waste disposal incinerator in Gwent owned by ReChem International. The Department is currently considering this matter and a response will be made within the time limit set by the Commission.