§ Mr. Sumberg
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he intends to issue the second consultation paper on the implementation of the urban waste water treatment directive and the nitrates directive.
§ Mr. Maclean
We have today issued a consultation paper on the methodology for identifying sensitive areas—urban waste water treatment directive—and designating vulnerable zones—nitrates directive. This is the second in a series of such papers, the first of which covered the criteria and procedures for identifying sensitive areas and less sensitive areas—urban waste water treatment directive—and "polluted waters"—nitrates directive. The Government response to comments received on the first consultation paper has been included as an annex to the second.