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Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what research has been undertaken or commissioned by his Department into the bioaccumulation of metals in shellfish in estuaries as a result of acid deposition; and what were the findings.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 May 1987]: The research programme of my Department covers the bioaccumulation of metals in fish and shellfish from all sources. Present levels are generally lower than those found previously.