HC Deb 16 March 1990 vol 169 cc395-6W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans Her Majesty's Government have to ban raw sewage outflow and sewage sludge from being dumped into the Irish sea.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

[holding answer 12 March 1990]: The announcement my right hon. Friend made on 5 March, set out in his reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester (Mr. French) (Official Report, Volume 168, column 452) on the elimination of all significant discharges of untreated sewage and the termination of sewage sludge dumping by the end of 1998, applies to all UK coastal waters including the Irish sea.