§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide a list of the 10 worst polluted beaches and give details of the most recent measurements of pollution on each of these beaches.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The condition of beaches is a matter for the local district or islands council while river purification authorities are concerned with the quality of waters. River purification boards monitor waters for compliance with standards set in the EC bathing water directive. For details in respect of the 23 identified waters in Scotland, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Dumfries (Sir H. Monro) on 25 January 1990, at columns844–45.