§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to discourage the transportation of toxic waste(a) inland and (b) for import-export.
§ Mr. Atkins
When toxic waste is transported, it is treated in the same way as other dangerous substances and must comply with the appropriate regulations to ensure safe transport. The import and export of toxic and other wastes is a matter for the Department of the Environment.