§ Mr. Trippier
[holding answer 23 October 1990]: The table lists loans granted by the European investment bank during the last 12 months to finance projects in the United Kingdom concerned with environmental protection.540W
The Council discussed a proposed regulation establishing a programme of action for the protection of the Mediterranean—MEDSPA. Agreement was reached in principle on the main elements of the proposal pending receipt of the European Parliament's opinion.
There was also a brief discussion of the proposed new Community regulation on substances which deplete the ozone layer.