§ Mr. Corbyn
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received on the implications for effluent control policy of dead fish found in the Thames on 8 July.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
My right hon. Friend has not received any representations on the implications for effluent control policy of dead fish found in the Thames on 8 July.
Due to an unusual set of circumstances, including an abnormal storm, many fish died in the upper tidal Thames.630W
§ Sir George Young
We have already strengthened local authorities' powers in this area and issued relevant guidance. We are considering the need for further measures in the light of current research. We hope to publish the second part of the HMO study by the end of the year.