HC Deb 21 May 1993 vol 225 c357W
Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent discussions he has had in the European Council of Ministers on the time scale for the phasing out of the production of substances damaging the ozone layer.

Mr. Maclean

I have been pressing the European Commission to submit proposals for an EC regulation on ozone-depleting substances as soon as possible, and for it to contain stricter controls on hydrochlorofluorocarbons and methyl bromide than those in the Copenhagen amendment to the Montreal protocol.