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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 20th February 1992.

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Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , Linlithgow 3:31 pm, 20th February 1992

When the Minister for the Environment and the Countryside returns on Monday from the important weekend conference in Estoril on ozone layer depletion, will he report to the House? There is the possibility of 300,000 skin cancers—that is not an alarmist forecast, but a NASA statistic—and if anything is to be done about that appalling prospect in the northern hemisphere, it must be done early, before the spring conditions of April and May.