HC Deb 04 April 1979 vol 965 c704W
32. Mr. Ronald Atkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied that present legislation sufficiently controls pollution of rivers.

Mr. Denis Howell

Yes, but I shall be even better satisfied when the main provisions of part II of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 are implemented. As my right hon. Friend has already announced, we intended to do this by the end of the year.