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Anti-Pollution Measures

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what measures he intends to propose to the Council of Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation to ensure the more effective enforcement of both anti-pollution and supply measures agreed by the organisation and accepted by member countries.

The ratification, implementation and enforcement of the various marine safety and pollution prevention conventions developed under the auspices of IMCO are primarily matters for individual governments. We shall continue to do what we reasonably can nationally to secure early and effective implementation of those conventions and, both

commence the consultations with interested parties which the Act requires. The order will also extend to advertisements and to sales promotion literature.