§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what regulations exist to control bottled(a) mineral water and (b) spring water; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Maclean
I have been asked to reply.
The Natural Mineral Water Regulations 1985 control the exploitation and marketing of natural mineral waters in Great Britain. Similar controls apply in Northern Ireland. Regulations laying down specific controls for other bottled waters are currently being drafted.