environment minister Michael Meacher told BBC Radio Four's Today programme
removed from the foam in fridges, but got no clear answer until June 2001.
'I entirely agree it was far too late', Mr Meacher said.
'The commission, in its management committee, must deal with queries much
sooner. I hold them wholly responsible for the problem that we've got', he
told Today. The lesson is that the EC should have a proper regulatory
assessment of the full technical implications of implementing every piece of
EU legislation, he said.
* see LGCnetfor 'WHITEHALL ATTACKED FOR FRIDGE MOUNTAIN BLUNDERS'