§ 47. Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received from North sea fishermen about the dumping of industrial waste; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Curry
We have received representations from fishermen's organisations and individuals concerned about the dumping of industrial waste in the North sea. I am able to reassure them that licensed dumping is strictly controlled and has no adverse effects on fish stocks.
In view of progress in the development of safe alternative land-based disposal methods I have recently 974W announced termination dates for the sea dumping of industrial waste and sewage sludge, and marine incineration.