HC Deb 07 July 1971 vol 820 cc384-5W
33. Mr. Judd

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, together with local authorities, he will now establish machinery to monitor comprehensively the degree of pollution in the sea surrounding the coastline of England and Wales.

Mr. Peter Walker

I am considering with my right hon. Friends what additional monitoring and surveillance of the sea is necessary in the light of recent expert reports; and the current discussions of possible international agreements on the control of marine pollution include consideration of monitoring arrangements.