HC Deb 17 June 1996 vol 279 cc311-2W
Ms Walley

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is his assessment of the market for VOC abatement technology in(a) Europe, (b) America and (c) world wide. [32594]

Mr. Page

The Government's 1994 study of the UK environment industry, "The UK Environmental Industry: Succeeding in the Changing Global Market", covered VOC control technology as part of a review of the air pollution control sub-sector. The study concluded that there were good opportunities in western Europe, but that market opportunities in eastern Europe and north America were limited. The main opportunities in the United States will be for VOC control in light industry.