§ 53. Sir H. Roper
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many cases of suspected discharge of oil by vessels at sea have been spotted and reported by Royal Air Force and Royal Naval aircraft; and what action has been taken on such reports.
§ Mr. Profumo
One hundred and eighty-eight in a little over four years. Most of these have been followed up with the Chamber of Shipping or direct with the owners, or in the case of foreign ships through the International Chamber of Shipping.