HC Deb 10 March 1972 vol 832 c408W
Mr. Trew

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration he has given to dumping old cars at sea in fish breeding grounds with a view both to disposing of the cars and protecting young fish from trawling.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

I understand from my right hon. Friend, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, that since there is already adequate shelter existing naturally for the conservation of fish stocks, he is not in favour of this practice.

As to the dumping of old vehicles in general, local authorities have powers under the Civic Amenities Act, 1967 to secure their disposal if such vehicles are handed over to them. I very much hope that the public will follow this practice instead of abandoning old vehicles at large.