HC Deb 27 November 1986 vol 106 c338W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what discussions Her Majesty's Government have had with West German authorities to dump dredgings from the Elbe in seas around Britain; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gummer

I understand from technical discussions at official level took place up to the middle of last year between the Scottish Office and German officials about the level of contamination of dredged spoil from the Elbe. However, no licence has been issued for the disposal of such material in British seas.