§ Mr. Darling
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many sightings of oil pollution in United Kingdom territorial waters were reported by the aircraft and vessels of the fisheries protection service in 1984, 1985, 1986 and so far in the current year.
§ Mr. Gummer
The fisheries protection service is required to report any sightings of oil pollution to the appropriate authorities. Records are not kept of the number of such sightings.