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Oil Pollution Treatment Equipment

Volume 959: debated on Monday 4 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade where the equipment for use in the event of serious oil pollution will be kept.

The stockpile of specialised oil pollution clearance equipment which will be available to local authorities faced with serious pollution of the coastline is being set up by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment, in consultation with the Secretaries of State for Scotland and for Wales. The equipment now being ordered will initially be received and stored at Bristol, but discussions with the local authority associations about eventual locations are continuing. At least one depot will be in Scotland.