HC Deb 30 March 1979 vol 965 cc412-3W
Mr. Henderson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list in the Official Report details of all licences granted under the Dumping at Sea Act; and how many visits enforcement officers have made on land and sea in each months since the inception of the Act.

Mr. Bishop

Of about 3,000 licences issued under the Dumping at Sea Act 1974, some 2,200 are listed, with relevant particulars, in the public registers which are available for inspection without charge. I regret that details of the remainder, which were outside the statutory requirement for registration, could not be assembled without disproportionate cost to public funds.

Inspection visits by enforcement officers are often combined with other duties and separate statistics are not maintained.