HC Deb 23 March 1967 vol 743 c333W
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.