HC Deb 20 July 1981 vol 9 cc36-7W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which regional water authorities are currently making the results of their analyses of discharges into rivers available to the public.

Mr. King

All regional water authorities make available to the public—either through publications of reports or in response to inquiries—analytical data showing the e [fluent quality of their own sewage disposal works. In the light of the statutory restriction of section 12 of the Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) Act 1961 analytical data of industrial discharges could be provided only where written permission had been obtained.