HL Deb 07 March 1990 vol 516 c1254WA
Lord Gray of Contin

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they are taking to ensure that the goals of the ministerial declaration concerning the reduction of inputs of dangerous substances to rivers and estuaries made at the Second International North Sea Conference are achieved.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment (Lord Hesketh)

I have today placed in the Library copies of the United Kingdom North Sea Action Plan, which is being presented at the Third North Sea Conference today in The Hague. This document reports considerable progress being made by the Government, the regulatory authorities and industry in ensuring that significant reductions are achieved for those substances which pose the most serious threat to the aquatic environment.