HC Deb 24 June 1986 vol 100 c128W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many prosecutions have been taken out against waste disposal authorities for polluting rivers and streams for each year since 1980.

Mrs. Rumbold

The information requested is not held centrally. Water authorities are responsible for controlling pollution of rivers and streams and for taking any necessary enforcement action, although it is also open to individuals to institute proceedings.

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