§ Q11. Mrs. Joyce Butler
asked the Prime Minister if he will appoint an interdepartmental council with additional scientific representatives to co-ordinate the attack on environmental pollution.
§ Q12. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Prime Minister if he will appoint an interdepartmental council, with varied scientific representation, to co-ordinate policy to combat environmental pollution.
§ The Prime Minister
The Government are fully aware of the importance and urgency of this problem, and of the need to co-ordinate, in the most effective way possible, all measures of control of environmental pollution. The problem is already under close interdepartmental investigation, and has been recently considered by the Central Advisory Council for Science and Technology.