HC Deb 16 December 1986 vol 107 c431W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to seek to reduce the nitrate content of public water supplies; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

My right hon. Friend announced on Monday 15 December that the report of the nitrate co-ordination group was being published on that day. The Government are urgently considering the report, which assesses the various ways in which nitrate may be reduced in water supplies and makes a number of recommendations.