§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
This Department's Northern regional office has told430W Economic Community proposals for airborne lead and reductions of lead in petrol.
§ Mr. Fox
Regulations implementing the EEC directive on lead in petrol come into force on 1 January 1981. Most drinking water in England already meets current WHO standards and action put in hand will identify and rectify any remaining problems. Agreement has not yet been reached in the European Community on an air quality standard for lead.