HC Deb 24 June 1959 vol 607 c135W
54. Mr. Callaghan

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he is aware that faulty naval installations are responsible for the film of oil covering parts of Portland Harbour; and, as this is an offence under the Oil in Navigable Waters Act, what steps he is taking to prevent further leakages.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

There has been a small leakage of diesel oil into Balaclava Bay, and this has been spead by variable winds and the spring tides. All naval oil mains are now being examined and I expect to have a special report on the situation quite shortly. I shall inform the hon. Member and my hon. Friend the Member for Dorset, South (Viscount Hinchingbrooke) of any developments.

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