HC Deb 03 July 1989 vol 156 cc65-6W
Mr. Bermingham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the monitoring arrangements he has made in respect of derogations of water supplies granted by him; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Howard

[holding answer 30 June 1989]: Where a derogation has been granted by my Department to water undertakers under the terms of the EC drinking water directive my officials carry out periodic reviews. Where improvements are necessary, my officials check on progress made by water undertakers.