Skip to main content

Travelling People

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what monitoring takes place to determine atmospheric lead levels at legal and other sites occupied by travelling people; and, where such monitoring has occurred, what levels have been recorded.

Monitoring of atmospheric lead levels, other than emissions from the scheduled processes under the Alkali and Works Regulation Act 1906, is the responsibility of the district councils in Northern Ireland. No monitoring of lead levels has been carried out on sites occupied by travelling people in the Province. I shall be arranging for a circular to be issued to the councils drawing attention to the possible need to initiate monitoring on such sites.