§ Mr. Ralph Howell
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has ordered an investigation into the incident in which dangerous chemical containers drifted on to the north Norfolk coast; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
The marine accident investigation branch has appointed an inspector to investigate the incident. The containers appear to be part of the cargo of a Swedish registered vessel, the Nordic Pride, which reported the loss of four deck cargo tanks in bad weather on Friday 3 May 1991.