HC Deb 27 July 1960 vol 627 cc158-9W
50. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Minister of Transport how many cases have been reported to him of tankers discharging oil within the prohibited area off the south-west coast of England during the last 12 months.

Mr. Marples

Six. All were outside United Kingdom territorial waters and two were in respect of ships to which the International Convention for Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil did not apply. Unfortunately, there was insufficient evidence to substantiate the allegations in respect of the other four.

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