HC Deb 12 June 1995 vol 261 c377W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether Her Majesty's Government are required to provide information to(a) the European Commission, (b) the London dumping convention and (c) the Oslo convention the past disposal at sea in the north Atlantic and Irish sea by the United Kingdom of surplus chemical weapon munitions, redundant explosives or other military origin toxic materials. [26701]

Mr. Jack

There are no requirements to report any information on disposal at sea to the European Commission. The reporting requirements of the London and Oslo conventions do not extend to military wastes which are covered by sovereign immunity. However, the UK no longer disposes of such wastes at sea.

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