§ Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will investigate the usefulness of sealed recirculatory cooling systems in industry as a means of reducing the requirement for new water resources; and whether he will publish the results of his assessment.
Mr. Dennis Howell
As I said in reply to the hon. Member's Questions on 18th March of this year, my Department will continue to watch the development of these systems and their use in practice. I am always prepared to receive information on them, but I see no reason to carry out investigations myself at this stage.