HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 cc141-2W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will list the sewage works by division within the Severn-Trent water authority which are to be allowed relaxation in breaching the legal limits on effluent set by him; and what is the time scale for this relaxation;

(2) if he will list the water authorities who have replied to his document dated 1 February, asking them to speed up applications for relaxation of pollution controls on discharges from sewage works; if he will list the locations of each application so far received; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moynihan

The Severn-Trent water authority, and the other water authorities have been invited to apply for time-limited variations to discharge consents for those

Mr. Chope

No strategic guidance exists for South Yorkshire at the present time. I shall be issuing draft strategic guidance in the near future and will welcome the views of the general public, local authorities and other interested organisations.