§ Sir Russell Johnston
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will make it his policy not to block the European Community directive No. 10139/89 when it is discussed by the Council of Ministers;
(2) whether he will make it his policy to support European Community directive No. 10139/89 on municipal water treatment; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Trippier
Details of the draft directive were set out in the explanatory memorandum (10139/89) which was placed in the Vote Office on 27 December. The Government support the objective of the proposal, which is to prevent the environment from being adversely affected by municipal waste water discharges, and expect to play a constructive part in the discussion of the proposal by the Council of Ministers.