§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what discussions he has had with the National Rivers Authority about the emptying of sheep dips; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gummer
Sheep dip emptying has not been the focus of recent discussions with the National Rivers Authority, as last year sheep dips gave rise to only 13 out of 2,889 agricultural water pollution incidents. Nevertheless the guidance available on disposal is currently being reviewed to see how this can best be improved.