Mr. Alan W. Williams
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution proposes to publish the report arising from the investigation it carried out jointly with the university of East Anglia three years ago into background level of PC Bs and dioxins and including an investigation into the area surrounding Rechem International (Pontypool); and whether the preliminary findings are now available.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The results of HMIP's investigations into background levels of PCBs and dioxins across the United Kingdom were published in summary form in HWI's third annual report (chapter 10). The full details of the study together with details of the analytical method are shortly to be published in a HMIP technical report.