HC Deb 17 October 1995 vol 264 c197W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the dangers to cod, haddock and plaice stocks in the North sea of the pollutions of hydrocarbons in drilling wastes discharging from rigs [37292]

Mr. Baldry

There have been a number of recent studies which examined the levels of hydrocarbons and taint in fish. These show some evidence that oil residues are present but no evidence of taint. There are no dangers to cod, haddock or plaice stocks in the North sea arising from drilling wastes.

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