§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Tatton, Official Report, 21 December 1983, column 265, if he will make a reasoned response to the Associated Octel's Company Ltd's assessment of the ninth report of the Royal Commission on environmental pollution, "Lead in the Environment".
§ Mr. Waldegrave
I met the managing director of the Associated Octel Company last September. Since then I have written to the company on three occasions in response to letters and other documentation from it rehearsing its arguments. I am sending copies of the correspondence to my hon. Friend. There is nothing that I can usefully add to it at this stage.