§ Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what effects have been undertaken by his Department to(a) research the quality of soil for heavy metal contamination, (b) consider the level of legal waste disposal and illegal tipping in the vicinity and (c) research the effect of toxic deposits in water-courses and emission levels into the air prior to the development of the Baglon hospital site in Port Talbot.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
The interdepartmental committee on the redevelopment of contaminated land has published guidance on the assessment and remedial measures for these types of site. West Glamorgan health authority which has full responsibility for the new hospital scheme, are expected to follow these guidelines. There is also a statutory responsibility on the local planning authority under the planning and building regulation procedures to satisfy itself before approval to proceed is given that the proposal takes proper account of any contamination that may exist.