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Sea Pollution (Plastic Drift Cards)

Volume 527: debated on Wednesday 5 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will make a statement on the results of the dropping of plastic drift cards, in connection with the collection of information on sea pollution by oil.

The experiment that is being undertaken necessarily comprises several droppings of plastic drift cards throughout the year and it would be premature to make a statement now. I understand that it will be some time before the results of even the first dropping in January last can be assessed.