HC Deb 29 March 1990 vol 170 c250W
Mr. Gareth Wardell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to require the sampling of bathing waters to be undertaken during specified conditions.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

The National Rivers Authority is the competent authority for the purposes of the bathing water directive. It is for that authority to sample waters in accordance with the directive's rules.