HC Deb 05 December 1995 vol 268 c176W
Mr. Cash

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has made in pursuit of a derogation for the United Kingdom Government from the obligation in Com(93)680 final to reduce nitrates in drinking water below their natural level. [3491]

Mr. Clappison

The European Commission's proposal for a directive on the ecological quality of water, COM(93) 680 final contains no such requirement in respect of nitrates.

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