§ Mr. Donnelly
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the damage to the amenities of the Pembrokeshire coast resulting from oil pollution; and what action his Department is taking which will affect this area.
Although I am aware that the pollution of beaches by oil is causing concern in the Bristol Channel area, I have not received any specific complaint of pollution of the beaches of Pembrokeshire since the beginning of the year. Every case of pollution which is reported to us is investigated in an endeavour to trace the source, and it would be of assistance if members of the public would give the local Coastguard details of any new pollution as soon as it is observed.
On the general question of oil pollution, I would refer the hon. Member to the statement which I made in the debate on the Adjournment on 16th May.