HC Deb 09 February 1993 vol 218 cc585-6W
Mr. Chris Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what financial provision has been made, and by whom, for the long-term monitoring of the impact on both land and the marine environment of the oil spillage from the tanker Braer.

Sir Hector Monro

[holding answer 8 February 1993]: Various Government Departments and public bodies are already engaged in monitoring the impact of the oil spill. Their programmes and priorities will be reviewed by the ecological steering group which was announced by my right hon. Friend on 26 January 1993. Since the long-term monitoring requirements have still to be assessed, it is too early to take a view on the financial arrangements for them.