HC Deb 12 January 1978 vol 941 c794W
Mr. Warren

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give a report on the progress made by water authorities in meeting the EEC directive concerned with the quality of river waters abstracted for public supply.

Mr. Denis Howell

As the first step in the implementation of the directive, the Department has asked water authorities to complete a provisional classification of surface water sources and treatment plants. Most of the returns have now been received; the intention is to discuss them with the water authorities before further guidance is issued.