HC Deb 22 May 1975 vol 892 cc633-5W
Mrs. Bain

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many toxic waste sites there are in Scotland; where they are situated and who owns them;

(2) what has been the nature and volume of notifiable wastes dumped on toxic waste sites in Scotland during the past 12 months.

Mr. William Ross

A survey in 1972–73 showed that toxic wastes were

Mr. William Ross

Information on working partners and directors is not asked for in the Scottish Agricultural Census. The Scottish Farm Type Classification uses 250 standard man-days as the threshold for a full-time farm and disregards units under 40 standard man-days. The numbers of occupiers returning themselves as doing full-time or part-time farm work show seasonal and year to year variation, but in June 1974, the numbers were as follows:

deposited, mostly in small quantities, on the 23 sites listed in the table.

The total annual rate of deposit as shown by the survey was about 54,000 tons. A comparable figure for the last 12 months is not readily available.

Location and Person or Company responsible for Tip

  1. 1. Bridgend Quarry, Auchterless, Aberdeenshire—Aberdeen County Council.
  2. 2. Newburgh, Aberdeenshire—Aberdeen County Council.
  3. 3. Tulles Hill, Aberdeen—Aberdeen Corporation.
  4. 4. Ness Tip, Aberdeen—Aberdeen Corporation.
  5. 5. Leoch and Lallaws Quarry, Strathmartine, Angus—PD Pollution Control Ltd.
  6. 6. Barry Budden Road, Monifieth—Monifieth Burgh.
  7. 7. Riverside Tip, Dundee—Dundee Corporation.
  8. 8. Aros Moss, Campbeltown, Argyll—Argyll County Council.
  9. 9. Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Argyll—Argyll County Council.
  10. 10. South Cromalt, Inveraray, Argyll—Arygll County Council.
  11. 11. Stevenston Works, Ayrshire—ICI Organics Division.
  12. 12. New Coup, Coldstream, Berwickshire—Coldstream Burgh.
  13. 13. Corsehill Quarry, Annan, Dumfriesshire—Annan Burgh.
  14. 14. Jerusalem Quarry, East Lothian—Haddington Burgh.
  15. 15. Saltoun Law Quarry, East Lothian—East Lothian County Council.
  16. 16. Canaghael Tip, Lochaber. Inverness-shire—Inverness County Council.
  17. 17. Drungans Tip, Kirkcudbrightshire—ICI Oragnics Division, Cargenbridge, Dumfries.
  18. 635
  19. 18. Bog's Brae, Bellshill, Lanarkshire—T. Feeney, Bogs Farm, Bellshill.
  20. 19. Greenoakhill Quarry, Uddingston, Lanarkshire—R. Paterson & Sons, Hogg Street, Airdrie.
  21. 20. Bennadrove, Stornoway, Ross & Cromarty—Stornoway Burgh.
  22. 21. Birdston, Kirkintilloch, Stirlingshire—J. Pitcairn, Birdston Bank Farm, Kirkintilloch.
  23. 22. Lime Wharf, Falkirk—Scottish Tar Distillers Ltd., Falkirk.
  24. 23. Eastfield Quarry, Fauldhouse, West Lothian—Lothian Industrial Cleaners.