§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the proposal by the European Commission that poisonous materials on the green list of wastes for recovery prepared by the OECD should not be regulated by Community law.
§ Mr. Maclean
Green list wastes do not exhibit any of the hazardous characteristics listed in OECD Council decision C(88)90(final). Under Community law all waste recovery must be carried out at an authorised facility. Movements of green list wastes within OECD are subject to normal commercial controls. The Government consider that any general imposition of additional controls on movements of such wastes outside OECD would be a discriminatory measure in breach of our international obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.