§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will outline his Department's policy on recovery and recycling of ozone depleting chemicals.
§ Sir Hector Monro
[holding answer 22 June 1992]: The Scottish Office encourages industry and local authorities to recover and recycle CFCs. Some 29 authorities, representing 61 per cent. of the population of Scotland, have schemes for CFC recovery. New schemes identified by authorities in their expenditure plans are taken into account when setting their capital expenditure allocations 628W each year. The public are also encouraged, in the recently published citizens' guide "Green Rights and Responsibilites in Scotland", to make use of council facilities for the safe removal of CFCs from old refrigerators. As a further measure it is intended to ban the supply of refrigerant in disposable containers.