§ Mr. Mans
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to ensure that the ministerial declaration made at the second international North sea conference concerning the reduction of inputs of dangerous substances to rivers and estuaries is achieved; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
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.