HC Deb 02 July 1986 vol 100 cc573-4W
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:

1980 376
1981 577
1982 373
1983 575
1984 573

The results of the survey for 1985 will be published shortly.

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