§ Mr. Petherick
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many cases have been brought to court under the Oil in Navigable Waters Act; and what total fines have been imposed for infringement by shore works and by shipping?
§ Dr. Burgin
pursuant to his reply (OFFICIAL REPORT, 16th March, 1937; col. 1886, Vol. 321) supplied the following information:
So far as I have been able to ascertain there have been 57 cases of proceedings by harbour authorities and other bodies under the Oil in Navigable Waters Act, 1922. In 47 of these cases convictions were obtained and fines amounting to 949 imposed.