Toxic Chemicals (Disposal)

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th March 1973.

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Photo of Mr Brynmor John Mr Brynmor John , Pontypridd 12:00 am, 12th March 1973

asked the Secretary of State for Wales on how many sites in Wales toxic chemicals have been deposited by firms contracting to dispose of them.

Photo of Mr David Gibson-Watt Mr David Gibson-Watt , Hereford

This information is not at present available but the Welsh Office, in co-operation with local authorities, is making a full survey of all waste disposal sites, including those where toxic chemicals may have been deposited. I hope the results of this survey will be available later this year.

Photo of Mr Brynmor John Mr Brynmor John , Pontypridd

May I express the hope that a code of practice for the clumping of chemicals will be drawn up to avoid environmental damage such as that caused by the careless dumping of such chemicals in the past?

Photo of Mr David Gibson-Watt Mr David Gibson-Watt , Hereford

I am well aware of the hon. Gentleman's concern. I can assure him that my right hon. Friend and I are equally concerned about the case he has raised and the matter in general.