HC Deb 21 July 1969 vol 787 cc307-8W
Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

asked the Minister of Technology what plans he has for enlarging the Water Pollution Research Laboratory to enable him to assess the current degree of water pollution and the danger of emergencies such as the recent pollution in the Rhine in Germany and the Netherlands.

Mr. Fowler

There are no plans for a major expansion of the Laboratory for this purpose. Its research programme is already geared both to assess pollution in rivers and to establish the potential danger of the increasing number of complex chemicals which might get into rivers.