HC Deb 25 January 1978 vol 942 cc601-2W
Dr. Phipps

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to prevent any disposal of toxic waste into sub-surface formations.

Mr. Marks

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Walsall, North (Mr. Hodgson) on 16th December—[Vol. 941, c. 418] Before licensing underground facilities, waste disposal authorities are required to consult not only the water authority concerned but the Institute of Geological Sciences.