§ 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.