HC Deb 08 May 1991 vol 190 c520W
27. Mr. Hain

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress has been made in bringing United Kingdom drinking water up to the standards of the 1980 EC directive.

Mr. Trippier

For the small number of standards which are not met at present, I am advised by the drinking water inspectorate that water companies are on schedule to remedy the position as quickly as possible, taking practicalities into account.

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