§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the agencies, organisations and individuals who have communicated with his Department concerning the plume of soot and smoke from burning oil over Iraq heading in the direction of the south and east.
§ Mr. Moynihan
Concern has been expressed to me, in particular by hon. Members, about the possible effects of burning oil in the Gulf region; a copy of the Meteorological Office report assessing these effects has already been placed in the Library of the House. I am, however, not aware of any communications to my Department specifically about a plume of soot and smoke from burning oil over Iraq heading in the direction of the south and east, to which the hon. Member refers.