HC Deb 09 July 1990 vol 176 cc16-7W
Sir David Price

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what response he intends to make to the legal proceedings opened by the European Commission in respect of the pollution of the waters off Weston Shore in Southampton Water; and what action he intends to initiate to ensure that these waters meet European Community standards.

Mr. Trippier

By convention legal proceedings of this kind are not conducted in public. However, it is the Government's intention to respond firmly to the complaint. We are at present consulting the National Rivers Authority and Southern Water Services Ltd. to confirm the relevant facts.