§ Mr. Simon Mahon
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has received notice of plans by the Bootle, Liverpool, Crosby, Birkenhead, and Wallasey corporations to stop direct sewaging into the River Mersey; and what action he proposes to take.
§ Mr. Graham Page
No, but, at the request of the local authorities concerned, the Mersey and Weaver River Authority has recently carried out a survey of the pollution of the Mersey estuary. The 271W authority's report on that survey was received earlier this year, and there were discussions upon it between the authority and the Department. The authority will shortly be opening discussions with local authorities concerned with a view to securing improvements.