Pollution: Rockall

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Sheryll Murray Sheryll Murray Conservative, South East Cornwall

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department is responsible for pollution clearance around the Island of Rockall.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Scottish Government is responsible for the management of Scottish inshore and offshore waters, other than for reserved functions. Action to prevent marine pollution remains a responsibility of the UK Government and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, as an Executive agency of the Department for Transport, has overall responsibility for the monitoring and implementation of counter pollution measures within the United Kingdom Pollution Control Zone. Rockall sits within this zone.

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