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Oil Spills

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list those vessels that carry or can be converted to carry oil spill dispersant which his Department operates.

Nine vessels of the Royal Navy fishery protection squadron, which carry out fishery protection duties for my Department, are equipped to spray oil dispersant. MAFF's two research vessels are not so equipped, but could transport drummed dispersant.