HC Deb 27 July 1965 vol 717 cc85-6W
Mr. Ensor

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether there has been any lessening in the pollution by British Railways of the mussel beds in the River Teign as a result of action by his Department; and whether he will now make a statement.

Mr. Hoy

My Department has been in touch with British Rail, which has installed equipment to prevent the seepage of oil from its depot at Newton Abbot. There is still some pollution which may be due to oil draining from soil soaked by the seepage which took place before the equipment was installed. I understand that the fishermen have accepted an offer of compensation from British Rail.