HC Deb 16 January 1992 vol 201 cc1191-3

Amendment proposed: No. 7, in page 21, line 16, at end insert— '(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, each water undertaker shall include on each annual bill issued to customers a statement of whether drinking water supplied by the undertaker to the customer concerned has on every day during the previous twelve months fulfilled quality standards presented by or on behalf of the European Community and in force on the day concerned.

(3) Where on any day to which subsection (2) above is applicable such quality standards as are therin referred to have not been fulfilled, the undertaker shall include in the statement made under that subsection details of—

  1. (a) the dates on which the standards were not fulfilled;
  2. (b) the substances and amounts of such substances in respect of which the standards were not fulfilled;
  3. (c) the principal health effects of the substances referred to in paragraph (b) above;
  4. (d) the reasons which in the view of the undertaker caused the failure to fulfil standards; and
  5. (e) the steps which it proposes to take to improve drinking water quality in the area concerned'.—[Mr. Win Griffiths.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 36, Noes 138.

Division No. 41] [9.10 pm
Alton, David Lewis, Terry
Barnes, Harry (Derbyshire NE) Livsey, Richard
Campbell, Menzies (Fife NE) McAvoy, Thomas
Carlile, Alex (Mont'g) Michie, Bill (Sheffield Heeley)
Carr, Michael Morgan, Rhodri
Cook, Frank (Stockton N) Nellist, Dave
Cox, Tom Powell, Ray (Ogmore)
Cryer, Bob Short, Clare
Dixon, Don Skinner, Dennis
Ewing, Mrs Margaret (Moray) Spearing, Nigel
Fisher, Mark Stephen, Nicol
Foster, Derek Thompson, Jack (Wansbeck)
George, Bruce Vaz, Keith
Gordon, Mildred Wallace, James
Griffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S) Watson, Mike (Glasgow, C)
Griffiths, Win (Bridgend) Wise, Mrs Audrey
Hain, Peter
Henderson, Doug Tellers for the Ayes:
Hughes, Simon (Southwark) Mr. Frank Haynes and
Kennedy, Charles Mr. Robert Wareing.
Baker, Nicholas (Dorset N) Evans, David (Welwyn Hatf'd)
Baldry, Tony Fallon, Michael
Bellingham, Henry Farr, Sir John
Bevan, David Gilroy Favell, Tony
Blaker, Rt Hon Sir Peter Fenner, Dame Peggy
Bottomley, Peter Fishburn, John Dudley
Bowis, John Forth, Eric
Brandon-Bravo, Martin Fox, Sir Marcus
Brown, Michael (Brigg & Cl't's) Freeman, Roger
Browne, John (Winchester) French, Douglas
Bruce, Ian (Dorset South) Gale, Roger
Burns, Simon Goodlad, Rt Hon Alastair
Burt, Alistair Greenway, John (Ryedale)
Butterfill, John Gregory, Conal
Carlisle, John, (Luton N) Griffiths, Peter (Portsmouth N)
Carrington, Matthew Ground, Patrick
Channon, Rt Hon Paul Hague, William
Chapman, Sydney Hamilton, Neil (Tatton)
Chope, Christopher Hargreaves, Ken (Hyndburn)
Clark, Rt Hon Sir William Harris, David
Clarke, Rt Hon K. (Rushcliffe) Hawkins, Christopher
Conway, Derek Hayes, Jerry
Coombs, Anthony (Wyre F'rest) Hayhoe, Rt Hon Sir Barney
Coombs, Simon (Swindon) Heathcoat-Amory, David
Cope, Rt Hon Sir John Hordern, Sir Peter
Cormack, Patrick Howarth, G. (Cannock & B'wd)
Couchman, James Hughes, Robert G. (Harrow W)
Cran, James Hunt, Sir John (Ravensbourne)
Davies, Q. (Stamf'd & Spald'g) Hunter, Andrew
Davis, David (Boothferry) Irvine, Michael
Dover, Den Jackson, Robert
Dunn, Bob Janman, Tim
Durant, Sir Anthony Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Dykes, Hugh Kilfedder, James
King, Roger (B'ham N'thfield) Powell, William (Corby)
King, Rt Hon Tom (Bridgwater) Raison, Rt Hon Sir Timothy
Kirkhope, Timothy Rathbone, Tim
Knapman, Roger Redwood, John
Knight, Greg (Derby North) Shaw, David (Dover)
Knight, Dame Jill (Edgbaston) Shaw, Sir Michael (Scarb')
Lee, John (Pendle) Shelton, Sir William
Lightbown, David Shepherd, Colin (Hereford)
Lord, Michael Sims, Roger
Luce, Rt Hon Sir Richard Skeet, Sir Trevor
MacGregor, Rt Hon John Smith, Tim (Beaconsfield)
McLoughlin, Patrick Speller, Tony
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael Spicer, Sir Jim (Dorset W)
McNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick Stanley, Rt Hon Sir John
Malins, Humfrey Steen, Anthony
Mans, Keith Stern, Michael
Marlow, Tony Stevens, Lewis
Marshall, Sir Michael (Arundel) Stewart, Andy (Sherwood)
Martin, David (Portsmouth S) Sumberg, David
Maxwell-Hyslop, Sir Robin Taylor, Ian (Esher)
Mayhew, Rt Hon Sir Patrick Taylor, John M (Solihull)
Miller, Sir Hal Thompson, Patrick (Norwich N)
Mills, Iain Twinn, Dr Ian
Mitchell, Andrew (Gedling) Waller, Gary
Moate, Roger Ward, John
Moss, Malcolm Wardle, Charles (Bexhill)
Moynihan, Hon Colin Warren, Kenneth
Nelson, Anthony Watts, John
Neubert, Sir Michael Wheeler, Sir John
Nicholson, David (Taunton) Widdecombe, Ann
Norris, Steve Winterton, Nicholas
Onslow, Rt Hon Cranley Wood, Timothy
Page, Richard Young, Sir George (Acton)
Paice, James
Pattie, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Tellers for the Noes:
Porter, Barry (Wirral S) Mr. Tom Sackville and
Porter, David (Waveney) Mr. Tim Boshell.

Question accordingly negatived.

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