HC Deb 27 March 1996 vol 274 cc648-9W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the measures taken in Scotland following the recommendations of the 1995 world government meeting on land-based sources of marine pollution; and if he will make a statement. [22228]

Mr. Raymond S. Robertson

The UK delegation took a leading part in the conference organised by the UN Environmental Programme in Washington DC between 23 October and 3 November 1995, which adopted the global programme of action for the protection of the marine environment from land-based activities. This programme of action reflects the approach being adopted throughout the United Kingdom, and by the other states in north-west Europe, to this task. Implementation in Scotland will therefore be achieved by continuing our present policies.