HC Deb 18 March 1985 vol 75 cc338-9W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to the number of homes in each water authority area which do not enjoy a satisfactory supply of pipes and potable water.

Mr. Macfarlane

Water authorities submit annual plans to my Department which this year will contain information about the quantity of water supplied in the year which failed to meet certain standards laid down in the EC directive on quality of water intended for human consumption. My Department is also regularly informed about water undertakers' progress in reducing lead concentrations in water. This information is expressed in supply zones and population served.