HC Deb 14 June 1978 vol 951 c569W
34. Mr. Ronald Atkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received concerning the review by the National Water Council of river water quality; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Denis Howell

I made a full statement on this topic on 13th April in reply to my right hon. Friend the Member for Jarrow (Mr. Fernyhough), to the effect that it is intended to implement the remaining provisions of Part II of the Act by the end of 1979. Since that date, I have received four further representations about the review.