HC Deb 20 January 1998 vol 304 c455W
Mr. Green

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to allow the continued use of classic cars when leaded petrol is withdrawn from general sale. [23827]

Ms Glenda Jackson

To meet concerns raised by owners of classic car owners about supplies of leaded petrol from 1 January 2000, when the proposed EU ban comes into effect, the Government have negotiated a derogation to allow continued supply to a limit of 0.5 per cent. of total petrol sales to be distributed through "specialist interest groups". For widespread use of many older, non-classic, cars whose owners currently use leaded petrol, the British Standards Institution are consulting on a specification for unleaded petrol containing a non-toxic lead replacement additive.