HC Deb 11 May 1973 vol 856 cc204-5W
Mr. Bradley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the responsibilities and powers his Department has for planning or implementing action to reduce the risks of road accidents to vehicles carrying corrosive substances and other dangerous chemicals causing spillages which may pollute watercourses used for public water supply abstraction, or the supply of water to farms or industry.

Mr. Peyton

My Department's responsibility in this field is limited to radioactive materials. The powers are in Section 5(2) and (3) of the Radioactive Substances Act 1948 and in the Radioactive Substances Act, 1948 Appropriate Minister Designation (No. 2) Order 1964.