HC Deb 15 March 1932 vol 263 c160

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now make any statement as to further steps which are being taken to prevent oil contamination of birds and fish round the British coast?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)

It has not been found possible to obtain international agreement on measures for the prevention of oil pollution, but the position within the territorial waters around the United Kingdom is regulated by the Oil in Navigable Waters Act, 1922, and the available evidence goes to show that the pollution is decreasing.