§ Mrs. Bridget Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what amount of toxic waste was imported into Britain from abroad for disposal or reprocessing in 1991, 1992 and 1993; and what is the projected level for 1994.
§ Mr. Atkins
Imports of hazardous waste into Great Britain, notified under the Transfrontier Shipment of Hazardous Waste Regulations 1988, were as set out in the table. In order that comparison may be made with previous years, the totals are expressed by financial year–1 April to 31 March.
Year Tonnes 1990–91 44,542 1991–92 46,714 1992–93 45,942
Figures for imports notified in 1993–94 have not yet been published.
For further information, I refer the hon. Member to table 7.6 and paragraphs 7.9 to 7.12 of the "Digest of Environmental Protection and Water Statistics No. 16, 1994 (HMSO)", copies of which are in the Library.
§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made of the draft list of hazardous wastes set out in the European Commission's proposal for a Council decision establishing a list of hazardous waste, pursuant to article 1(4) of Council directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste, Com (94)156 final, dated 21 September 1994.
§ Mr. Atkins
I refer the hon. Member to my Department's explanatory memorandum on this document, which was deposited in the House Libraries on 27 October.