HL Deb 25 July 1983 vol 443 c1417WA
Lord Nugent of Guildford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to proceed with the implementation of Part II of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 and whether they will make a statement.

The Minister of State, Department of the Environment (Lord Bellwin)

Yes. My right honourable friends the Secretaries of State for the Environment, for Scotland and for Wales are continuing with the phased implementation programme for Part II, announced in another place by my honourable friend the Member for Pudsey on 15th February 1982 in a reply to a question by my honourable friend the Member for Reading West. However, some revision of the previously announced timetable is now needed to take account of the extensive nature of the necessary public consultations. It is the intention to introduce Phase 1 in two stages: the first stage, an order which initially exempts certain discharges from control, to be in force in August this year; the second stage, the remainder of Phase 1, to come into force in November. No change to the announced timing of the subsequent phases is proposed.