§ Mr. Nott
asked the Prime Minister whether he will appoint a Minister to assume responsibility for all matters connected with oil pollution and to co-ordinate the separate functions in this field of the Board of Trade, and the Departments of Housing and Local Government, Defence, Technology, Transport and Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
§ The Prime Minister
I have no evidence that action on oil pollution has been impeded by any lack of co-ordination between Departments. What Ministerial action is required on any particular occasion must depend on the circumstances of the case.