HC Deb 23 January 2003 vol 398 cc512-3W
Mr. Sanders

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the local authorities that have taken up pollutant spillage courses offered by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. [91767]

Mr. Jamieson

In the last 15 months the MCA have trained over 80 local authority delegates on six Oil Pollution, Contingency Planning and Response courses. These delegates have come from the following councils:

  • Denbighshire Council
  • Colchester Borough Council
  • Norfolk County Council
  • Swale Borough Council
  • Southampton City Council
  • West Somerset District Council
  • Exeter City Council
  • Torbay Council
  • North Devon District Council
  • Carrick District Council
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • West Dorset District Council
  • Poole Borough Council
  • Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Kent County Council
  • South Gloucester Council
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Neath and Port Talbot County Borough Council
  • Argyll and Bute Council
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • Angus Council
  • South Ayrshire Council
  • Western Isles Council
  • The City and County of Cardiff
  • Vale of Glamorgan County
  • East Lindsey District Council
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • Copeland Borough Council
  • Environment and Heritage Service
  • Hartlepool Borough Council
  • Waveney District Council
  • Havant Borough Council
  • New Forest District Council
  • Teignbridge District Council
  • North Somerset Council
  • Sedgewick District Council
  • Medway Council
  • Dorset County Council
  • Adur District Council

The MCA have also run two day hands-on training courses for county, unitary and district councils in the following areas since the summer of 1999: Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Hampshire, West Sussex, Cumbria, Somerset, Argyll and Bute, Fife, Kent, Pembrokeshire, Cornwall, Essex, Teeside, Highland, Humberside, Tyneside, Gwynedd and South Wales. Before April 2003 courses will also be run in Inverclyde, North East Scotland, North Devon, Humberside, the Isle of Wight and Dorset. When organising these courses the host council will always invite their neighbours. For example the Fife Council course was attended by all the councils surrounding the Forth and Tay estuaries.