§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution has granted full authorisation to Castle Cement to allow the burning of cemfuel at Ribblesdale. 
§ Mr. Atkins
I refer the hon. Member to my written reply of 24 February,Official Report, column 350. HMIP is now considering carefully all comments received as a result of the public consultation exercise, together with the results from the monitoring and the environmental impact assessment undertaken by Castle Cement. A decision on whether to allow the burning of cemfuel as currently authorised will be made by HMIP following this review.