Skip to main content

River Pollution

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many river pollution incidents in Northern Ireland were caused by private businesses in each of the last five years. (99402)

The number of substantiated pollution incidents attributed to private businesses, including agricultural farms, for each of the past five years was:

Number

2001

896

2002

874

2003

756

2004

635

2005

531

This represents 52 per cent. of the overall total number of substantiated incidents investigated by the Environment and Heritage Service during this period.