HC Deb 21 March 1991 vol 188 c171W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give the evidence on which he has based his statement,Official Report, 15 March, column 1389, on the impact of oil fires.

Mr. Baldry

The long-term environmental damage arising from acid rain in parts of Europe results from cumulative deposition over very many years, combined with sensitive geology. Neither of these factors applies in the Gulf region, and it is therefore to be hoped that long-term damage will be slight.

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