§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has on progress on compliance with the terms of European Community environment directives within the water and sewerage industries ; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
There are more than 20 EC directives relating to the quality of water and these are applied by the local authorities, the river purification authorities and the Scottish Development Department, as appropriate. Where required, information on compliance with directives is collated by the Scottish Development Department and passed to the authorities in Brussels.