§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy in relation to the proposed European Community ban on the export of toxic waste to non-OECD countries.
§ Mr. Maclean
At the Environment Council on 23 March, it was agreed to invite the Commission to examine all the circumstances that have given rise to the call for a ban on exports of hazardous waste to developing countries and to submit appropriate proposals to the Council at the earliest possible date. The Government supported this decision and suggested the examination of the circumstances.