§ Mr. Onslow
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many cases of river pollution from silage operations have been reported to his Department in each of the past five years.
§ Mr. Gummer
River pollution incidents resulting from farm silage effluent are reported by water authorities in England and Wales to my Department's farm waste unit. Their numbers for each of the years 1980 to 1984 were:574W
Number 1980 376 1981 577 1982 373 1983 575 1984 573
The results of the survey for 1985 will be published shortly.