HC Deb 03 May 1994 vol 242 c439W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to reduce the chlorine levels present in drinking water.

Mr. Atkins

Chlorine is used to disinfect drinking water, and to provide continuing protection in water distribution. There is no evidence that levels used by water companies in England and Wales are excessive, and my right hon. Friend has no plans to require reduced levels to be used.