§ Mrs. Helen Jackson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to regulate to ensure that petrol pump nozzles are fitted with vapour controls to limit the dangers of carcinogenic fumes.127W
§ Mr. Atkins
None at present. However, a proposal from the European Commission to introduce a system of petrol vapour recovery during vehicle refuelling is expected in the near future. The proposal is likely to aim at controlling emissions of volatile organic compounds as precursors of ground level ozone.