§ Mr. Adley
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what has been the total expenditure to date, on the development by Warren Spring laboratory, of its oil collection device " Seaspring "; how many of the units are now on order; who is manufacturing them; what is the price per unit; and where did this equipment satisfy his Department as to its technical ability to fulfil its design criteria.
§ Mr. Tebbit
The total expenditure to date on the development by the Warren Spring laboratory of its Springsweep oil collection system is approximately £145,000. My Department has made financial provision for the acquisition of 37W six of these systems. None has yet been ordered, pending receipt of the laboratory's project report, which will enable my Department's marine pollution control unit to satisfy itself about the technical performance of the system.