§ Dr. Michael Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he now expects the United Kingdom to meet the Montreal protocol target of a 50 per cent. reduction in the use of chlorofluorocarbons.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The Montreal protocol requires consumption of chlorofluorocarbons to he cut to 50 per cent. of 1986 levels by 1999. We expect this to be achieved within the United Kingdom by the end of this year, 10 years ahead of the protocol timetable.