HC Deb 19 December 1974 vol 883 c609W
Mr. McCrindle

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation increasing the penalties for oil pollution around British coasts.

Mr. Clinton Davis

I have been asked to reply.

The Prevention of Oil Pollution Act 1971 provides for a maximum fine of £50,000 on summary conviction or an unlimited fine on indictment for unlawful discharges of oil and I have no plans for their increase.

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