§ Lord Craigton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they intend implementing the Reservoirs Act 1975 and what timetable is envisaged.
§ The Earl of Avon
Reservoir safety is currently dealt with under the Reservoir (Safety Provisions) Act 1930. Departments have recently written to all local authorities reminding them of their powers and responsibilities under this Act and asking them to report as to whether the 1930 Act requirements on the documentation of construction, adequate maintenance and inspection of the reservoirs in their areas are fulfilled. Further action on reservoir safety, which includes possible implementation of the 1975 Act, will be considered in the light of the replies.
House adjourned at two minutes past eight o'clock.