§ Mr. David Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends fully to implement the recommendations of the 1984 SDD report regarding ferruginous discharges into rivers and streams.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
While the Scottish Development Department (SDD) did not produce any report on this subject in 1984, it was reviewed in a report "Water Pollution Control in Scotland—Recent Developments" published in August 1983. This report did not make any specific recommendations regarding ferruginous discharges, but if the hon. Member would care to write to me with details of his particular concerns, his letter will receive careful attention.