HC Deb 31 October 1990 vol 178 cc539-40W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent loans have been agreed with the European investment bank for the development of environmental improvement or protection projects.

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.

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.

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