§ Mr. Harry Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment which areas of Derbyshire fail to meet the standards set out in the European drinking water directive (Directive 80/778/EEC.)
§ Mr. Moynihan
Drinking water supplies to Derbyshire do not regularly exceed the standards set in the EC drinking water directive except for supplies to a small part of south Derbyshire which exceed the directive nitrate limit. About 1,000 people receive this water. Remedial programmes are in hand.
Supplies to north west Chesterfield, north Buxton and the area around Ashbourne occasionally exceed the directive limit for iron manganese or aluminium.