§ Mr. Bowden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish(a) the list of candidate eutrophic sensitive areas and (b) the list of candidate high natural dispersion areas proposed to him by the National Rivers Authority in connection with the implementation of the EC urban waste water treatment directive.
§ Mr. Yeo
The NRA has not finalised its proposals for these areas. Data are still being collected and discussions with appropriate bodies are continuing. I have placed a copy of the NRA's current working list in the Library of the House. Some areas may not feature in the final NRA list of candidates proposed to my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for the Environment and for Wales and it is also possible that other candidates may be added to the list as a result of ongoing work. Grid references are 905W given for the eutrophic sensitive area candidates and general locations are given for high natural dispersion area candidates, but in both cases the information is only indicative and exact boundaries have not yet been fixed.