HC Deb 29 February 1972 vol 832 cc65-6W
Mr. Dayell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what penalties he intends to propose for those found guilty of infringing the recent Oslo Convention, signed by 12 European countries, on dumping chemicals and other polluting materials in the North Sea.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

The United Kingdom will ratify the Oslo Convention as soon as it proves possible to secure the passage of the necessary legislation through Parliament. Our proposals to control dumping into the sea, including the provision to be made for penalties, are under consideration, but I cannot give details at this early stage.