HC Deb 22 July 1986 vol 102 c156W
Mr. Sheerman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many accidents involving polychlorinated bi-phenyl substances were notified to his Department by the police or fire brigades in the last five years.

Mr. Giles Shaw

During 1984 and 1985 three incidents were attended by local authority fire brigades in England and Wales in which these substances were specified as involved in the brigades' reports. Corresponding information for 1981–83 could be made available only at disproportionate cost. There is no requirement on police forces to notify such incidents to the Department.