§ Helen Jackson
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) when he will meet his European counterparts to discuss the European Directive on End of Life Vehicles; 
(2) if he will ensure that special steel is given an exemption from the European Directive on the lead content of end of life vehicles. 
§ Dr. Howells
[holding answer 30 November 1998]: My right hon. Friend the Minister for the Environment will be attending the Environment Council on 21 December, and the Government understand that the Austrian Presidency is likely to put the draft End of Life Vehicles Directive on the agenda.