HC Deb 22 July 1996 vol 282 c121

Motion made, and Question proposed,

That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 5939/96, on European Community water policy, and 8600/94, on ecological quality of water: and endorses the Government's objective of ensuring that the Commission's review of European water policy provides for the proper assessment of water priorities, including the evaluation of costs and benefits of different policy measures.—[Mr. Conway. ]

Amendment proposed: at the end of the Question, to add'and calls on Her Majesty's Government to invite the Governments of each Member state of the European Community, together with the Governments of adjacent states, to embark on an international study of their respective policies and systems of hydrological regulation, with a view to publishing conclusions on mutually acceptable systems of control, surveillance, specification or standards of water quality.'.—[Mr. Spearing.]

Question, That the amendment be made, put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 102 (European Standing Committees), and negatived.

Main Question put and agreed to.