§ Lord Beaumont of Whitley
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they are expecting to decide on the regulations for vapour recovery at petrol stations; and whether they are aware of any danger that delay might impose on meeting deadlines for compliance with treaty or protocol obligations. [HL4724]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Lord Whitty)
As a party to the 1991 VOC Protocol to the UN/ECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, the UK is committed to applying techniques to reduce VOC emissions from motor vehicle refuelling emissions by October 2002. The Government are considering how best to meet this commitment.