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Hazardous Substances

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 19th October 2005.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether she supports the proposal for the EU to exempt the brominated flame retardant deca-BDE from the ban on hazardous substances in electronics due to enter into force in 2006.

Photo of Alun Michael Alun Michael Minister of State (State (Industry and the Regions)), Department of Trade and Industry

The European Commission adopted its Decision to exempt deca-BDE in polymeric applications from the restriction on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) Directive on 13 October 2005. This was published in the EC's Official Journal on 15 October 2005, (OJ no. L271, 15.10.2005, p. 48).

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