§ Mr. Pardoe
asked the Minister of State for Defence what analysis has been made by his Department of the chemical nature of the effluent discharged into the sea from Nancekuke ; and what investigations have been made into the possible teratogenic effects of this effluent.
§ Mr. G. Johnson Smith
I refer the hon. Gentleman to the comments on the 303W effluent disposal system at Nancekuke in the report of a working party of eminent scientists published on 31st, July 1970—Report of a Working Party on the transport of nerve agents from Nancekuke to Porton and the disposal of effluent from nerve agent production.