Written Answers. - Price of Polyethylene.

David Stanton

Question:

68 Mr. Stanton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if her attention has been drawn to the scale of increases in the price of polyethylene; the impact this is having on the price of other materials including polystyrene and PVC; the impact, if any, this increase is having on consumer products including packaging, building materials and insulation products; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22031/99]

My Department does not keep records of the prices of individual commodities. Prices are not controlled by regulation but are determined by the market.