HC Deb 06 December 1972 vol 847 cc432-3W
Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is satisfied that the proposed scheme for discharging additional sewage into tidal creeks on Hayling Island meets the criteria now being applied by his Department in its attempts to minimise environmental and, in particular, estuarial pollution; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

It is for the Hampshire River Authority to decide what discharges should be permitted and it has given its consent. But I understand that apart from storm overflows following long wet periods only fully treated sewage effluent will be discharged from the sewage works serving Hayling Island.