§ Mr. Speller
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on which two most recent dates the sites were monitored at which he allows Wessex Water and 243W Welsh Water to dump, respectively, 55,000 and 300,000 tonnes of sewage sludge; what were the results; and what traces of organic and metal contaminants were found.
§ Mr. Curry
Monitoring at the Bristol channel sewage sludge disposal site was carried out in 1988 and 1990. The surveys were undertaken jointly by the Welsh and Wessex water authorities in 1988 and by the successor water companies in 1990 under conditions of disposal licences issued by the Ministry.