HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 cc23-4W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he anticipates the recovery of the Lindane container lost in the Channel.

Mr. Portillo

The commercial container of Lindane was lost in an area of the Channel in which under a bilateral agreement the French authorities are responsible for taking counter-pollution action. They are undertaking an extensive search for the lost container and the Department's marine pollution control unit is maintaining close contact with them. As the container has not yet been located, a time scale for recovery cannot be predicted.