HC Deb 19 June 1972 vol 839 cc29-30W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what chemical analysis is taken by his Department of waste dumped at sea or in estuarial waters by commercial firms and local authorities.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

Chemical analyses of samples of wastes are under- taken by my Department's Fisheries Research Laboratory in cases where the details provided by applicants under the voluntary dumping arrangements warant this, before a decision is reached by my Department on the suitability of the waste for dumping. The voluntary arrangements apply outside the area of three miles from the coast where Sea Fisheries Committees have powers to control fisheries pollution; my Department provides advice to these committees when requested.

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