HC Deb 30 April 1980 vol 983 cc544-5W
26. Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is satisfied with the machinery for granting permits for disposal of effluent.

Mr. Fox

Yes, in general, though we are currently considering the costs involved were we to extend and improve controls over discharges to water by implementing part II of the Control of Pollution Act 1974.