§ Mr. John Browne
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what measures he has undertaken to identify and dispose of the highly dangerous chemicals being washed ashore on the South Coast from the wreck of the "Aeolian Sky".
§ Mr. Fox
Identification and disposal of these chemicals is being undertaken by the local authorities concerned in accordance with their contingency plans for such incidents.
Advice is available to them from the Chemical Industries' Association's "Chemsafe" scheme, and the Harwell hazardous materials service as well as from Government Departments. The authorities have been given details of the cargo from the dangerous goods manifest and the general cargo manifest is being checked for further information.