HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 cc480-1W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what will be the effect on marine life in fishing grounds and in British territorial waters of the proposed dumping in the sea south of Ireland of toxic chemicals including cyanide.

Mrs. Fenner

Denmark, as one of the signatories of the Oslo Convention, has pledged itself to take all possible steps to prevent pollution of the sea by substances which might create a hazard to marine life. It is clear that in sanctioning the disposal of the waste materials in deep water far from land, it has acted in conformity with the terms of the convention. I am advised that there will be no effect on marine life as a result of the proposed dumping.