HC Deb 29 June 1964 vol 697 cc144-5W
70. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that oil pollution and tar in the sea are creating danger to the health of bathers and other persons using British seaside resorts; and what steps he is taking and what assistance he is giving to the relevant county and municipal authorities to eliminate this danger.

Mr. Barber

I am advised that this pollution, while unpleasant, presents no danger to health. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport is responsible for the enforcement of the Oil in Navigable Waters Act, 1955.

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