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Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many incidents of ships losing hazardous cargo overboard resulted in (a) court actions and (b) fines since 1979; and what the (i) nature of the conviction and (ii) financial penalty was in each case. (286298)

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has recorded this information centrally since 2001. There have been no court actions or fines against ship owners for losing hazardous cargo overboard since then.