HC Deb 15 February 1991 vol 185 c601W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether an assessment has been made on the effects on the ecology of the Bristol channel resulting from the dropping of unused bombs from B52 bombers off the north Devon coast.

Mr. Baldry

No formal assessment has been made of the environmental effect of the aircraft emergency procedure for the jettisoning of unused B52 bombs in the military danger area of Hartland point. Such bombs would have been made safe before being jettisoned, and would be unlikely to have any significant environmental effect.