HC Deb 14 June 1978 vol 951 cc574-5W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which Sections of Part II of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 relating to the pollution of water remain to be brought into operation; whether orders have been made bringing into effect Section 34, relating to consents for discharges, and Section 41, relating to the keeping of registers open to the public concerning discharges, and provisions enabling the public the right to prosecute water authorities which exceed consent conditions; and when he proposes to make the necessary orders.

Mr. Denis Howell

Sections 43, 44, 49, 50 and 56 are already in force. As I said in reply to my right hon. Friend the Member for Jarrow (Mr. Fernyhough) on 13th April, I am proposing to implement the remaining provisions of Part II, including Sections 34 and 41, by the end of 1979. The necessary orders will be made nearer the time, when the preliminary work and consultation is further advanced.