§ Mr. Sanders
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what specific funding is available to coastal local authorities for counter-pollution measures and clean-up operations for(a) oil, (b) diesel and (c) other spillages at sea; 
(2) what steps he has taken to train local authority staff and staff of other interested organisations, in the management, containment and clearance of oil, chemical and diesel spillages at sea. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
[pursuant to his answer, 20 January 2003, Official Report, c. 36-37W]: In the last 24 months the MCA have trained over 150 people on the Oil Pollution, Contingency Planning and Response courses. The MCA will also run courses in Inverclyde, North East Scotland, North Devon, Humberside, the Isle of Wight and Dorset before April 2003.