HC Deb 11 November 1980 vol 992 c98W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which authority is responsible for the monitoring of potentially toxic pollutants in estuarine areas.

Mr. Fox

Responsibility is shared in England and Wales between my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and regional water authorities according to their respective responsibiltities under the Dumping at Sea Act 1974 and Clean Rivers (Estuaries and Tidal Waters) Act 1960.