§ Mr. Merchant
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if the drinking water inspectorate will give advice to consumers about lead in drinking water. 
§ Mr. Clappison
The drinking water inspectorate today published "Lead in Drinking Water". This leaflet gives consumers advice on how to find out if they have lead pipes in their home. whether the amount of lead in their drinking water exceeds the standard and how to minimise the level of lead in their drinking water.
Copies of the leaflet has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.