§ Mr. Mackinlay
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what were the findings of the Health and Safety Executive, following its visit to the port of Tilbury in February to examine the unloading and storage of ammonium nitrate. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
The port of Tilbury was visited by two inspectors form the HSE's chemical and hazardous installations division on 4 February 1997. Ammonium nitrate was being stored in bulk in a dedicated warehouse towards the centre of the port complex. No unloading was taking place at the time of the visit. The storage arrangements were considered satisfactory and in accordance with published HSE guidance.