HC Deb 21 February 1990 vol 167 c758W
59. Sir Hector Monro

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what measures he has implemented to tighten controls of river pollution.

Mr. Trippier

The Water Act 1989 extended the range of controls over water pollution in several significant respects, and established the National Rivers Authority in England and Wales. The National Rivers Authority has extensive powers to control pollution, and wide discretion over the use of those powers.