HC Deb 19 February 1990 vol 167 cc484-5W
Mr. McFall

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the Government's current plans to deal with the pollution of Britain's beaches.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

There are investment programmes totalling £1.4 billion at November 1989 prices to improve bathing water quality. It is expected that 95 per cent. of bathing waters will comply with EEC standards by the mid-1990s, and the full compliance programmes should be completed within 10 years.