§ 4. Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has for the use of reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues in all Scottish ports; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Wilson
Since January 1998, the Merchant Shipping (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 1997 have required all UK ports to report to the Government on how they plan their waste reception facilities. Through consultation with their regular users, ports are seeking to provide tailor-made reception facilities in a manner which should encourage greater use.