§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment in order to reduce pollution and to make use of municipal waste, whether he will assess the feasibility of a process developed by a petroleum company, details of which have been supplied to him, under which one ton of municipal waste is convertible into about one barrel of low-sulphur fuel oil, natural gas, metallic substances, glass and charcoal; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
Research and development work on the pyrolysis of house refuse is being undertaken in a number of countries. In this country the Department of Trade and Industry's Warren Spring Laboratory is investigating this method of treatment of refuse and is keeping my Department's Standing Committee on Research into Refuse informed of progress.