HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 c892W
Mr. Barron

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made of the ability of the National Rivers Authority to test for any substances that it considers may endanger health.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

The National Rivers Authority is responsible for maintaining and improving the quality of controlled waters. The most up-to-date analytical techniques are used to test for a wide range of substances. The authority has commissioned three additional laboratories which will be in operation during 1991.