HC Deb 30 January 1974 vol 868 cc104-5W
Mr. Albert Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in order to provide further recreational opportunities from United Kingdom Rivers and waterways, if he will seek powers to strengthen the penalties which can be imposed on persons responsible for their pollution.

Mr. Rossi

The Protection of the Environment Bill now being considered in another place provides for the extension of present controls to prevent pollution and for substantial increases in penalties, including the alternative of prison sentences.

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