HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 c628W
Mr. Ainger

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if any cuttings discharged from exploration or appraisal wells since 31 December 1993 have contained oil exceeding the 1 per cent. limit laid down by the Paris Commission; and if he will name each operator who has breached the limit.

Mr. Eggar

[holding answer 28 February 1994]: Since December 1993 there have been no requests by operators for exemptions from section 3 of the Prevention of Pollution Act 1971 to discharge oil contaminated cuttings from exploration and appraisal wells.

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