HC Deb 02 February 1990 vol 166 c376W
Mr. McCusker

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what tonnage of sewage sludge has been dumped around the coast of Northern Ireland by the Department of the Environment water service during the past five years.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Complete statistics for 1989 are not yet available but the figures for sewage sludge from water service treatment works which was dumped in the coastal waters of Northern Ireland during the years 1984–85 are as follows:

1984 310,203
1985 326,022
1986 285,436
1987 309,489
1988 291,904