HC Deb 07 July 1989 vol 156 c327W
Mr. Hardy

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many applications for consent to discharge unsatisfactory effluent into rivers have been received from water authorities in England and Wales so far for the current year.

Mr. Howard

Lists of sewage treatment works for which applications have been made by water authorities for time-limited discharge consents have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. Details of the applications—which currently number some 852—may be obtained from the public register maintained by each water authority. The applications have also been advertised by the authorities concerned. None has yet been granted.