§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which member countries of the EEC have banned the direct burning of untreated waste oil.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
Comprehensive information is not available, but I am aware that Italy, Germany and France have instituted controls of varying degrees of stringency. Burning is subject to a number of statutory controls in the United Kingdom. The European Commission has work in hand on a directive on this subject.