HC Deb 25 February 1988 vol 128 c320W
Mr. Jim Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what monitoring takes place to determine atmospheric lead levels at legal and other sites occupied by travelling people; and, where such monitoring has occurred, what levels have been recorded.

Mr. Needham

Monitoring of atmospheric lead levels, other than emissions from the scheduled processes under the Alkali and Works Regulation Act 1906, is the responsibility of the district councils in Northern Ireland. No monitoring of lead levels has been carried out on sites occupied by travelling people in the Province. I shall be arranging for a circular to be issued to the councils drawing attention to the possible need to initiate monitoring on such sites.