HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 c426W
Mr. Anthony Coombs

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what level of investment is planned over the next five years to improve standards of drinking water.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

Water undertakers in England and Wales will be spending £1.8 billion, at November 1989 prices, up to the end of 1995 to remedy current situations of non-compliance with the EC drinking water directive.