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Waste Management: Brofiscin Quarry

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of The Countess of Mar The Countess of Mar Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Where are the 34-page original witness statement and accompanying original documents connected with the investigation into Brofiscin Quarry, including originals of (a) a Freshfields memorandum dated February 1972, (b) the final report dated 12 October 1972 covering investigations at Brofiscin between March 1968 and August 1972, (c) an affidavit dated and sworn on 8 December 1972 and lodged in Cardiff Crown Court in December 1972, and (d) a copy of a letter from Dr Papageorge of Monsanto dated 8 July 1970, prepared and signed by Mr Douglas Gowan on 4 August 2006, receipt of which was acknowledged by Mr Hillier of the Environment Agency Wales.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare)

I am informed by the Environment Agency Wales that the original 34-page witness statement and any accompanying original documents received by the Environment Agency from Mr Gowan were returned to him on the 13 December 2007.

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