HC Deb 01 June 1962 vol 660 c166W
Mr. Steele

asked the Minister of Transport what recent report he has received of the recent pollution by oil in the Gareloch; and what steps have been taken to ascertain the cause and deal with those responsible.

Mr. Marples

Various suggestions about the cause of the pollution have been made, but none of them has so far been substantiated. If evidence is obtained of any contraventions of the Oil in Navigable Waters Act, 1955, there will be no hesitation in instituting proceedings.