HC Deb 09 December 1992 vol 215 c703W
27. Mr. Pawsey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has as President of the Council of Ministers for the Environment to ensure a higher level of compliance by member states with EC directives applying to water quality.

Mr. Maclean

We wish to see the establishment of a small community inspectorate to audit the performance of national enforcement agencies; and the harmonisation of reporting methods under the Standardised Reporting Directive. During our presidency, we have successfully encouraged the formation of a network of environmental enforcement agencies to encourage exchange of information on enforcement practice.