Halon Fire Extinguishers

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:57 pm on 4th March 2003.

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Photo of Lord Beaumont of Whitley Lord Beaumont of Whitley Green 2:57 pm, 4th March 2003

My Lords, will the Government get on with it? It is a very short period of time before these fire extinguishers have to be decommissioned. They are expensive to dispose of legally, very inexpensive to dispose of illegally, and, if discharged illegally, they do enormous harm to the ozone layer.