§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The discharge of oil within the territorial limits of this country is prohibited under the Oil in Navigable Waters Act, 1922. If the hon. Member has in mind the compulsory fitting of separators on vessels, this is a matter for international action, the possibility of which is being considered.
§ Mr. D. GRENFELL
Is it not possible for the Minister to get the authority of this House to impose very much heavier penalties upon those who discharge oil at sea?
§ Mr. GRENFELL
Does the Minister anticipate that nothing will be done to stop this pollution of the sea?