HC Deb 28 April 1971 vol 816 cc419-20
36. Mrs. Kellett

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to announce the results of his review of the statutory penalties for pollution offences.

Mr. Peter Walker

I hope to do so during this Session.

Mrs. Kellett

May I tell my right hon. Friend how urgently people regard this matter? Is he aware that we are most grateful to him for the tremendous interest he takes in this issue?

Mr. Walker

This is a considerably detailed review, and I agree with my hon. Friend about the urgency.