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Animals (Oil Effects)

Volume 961: debated on Monday 22 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will commission urgent research into the effects of oil on animals such as sheep and the provision of antidotes.

My right hon. Friend has no such intention at present, but the need for such research will be considered in the review currently being carried out by my Department of the relevant commissions placed with agricultural research institutes in Scotland.