§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made, or has been supplied to him by the local authority associations, of the effect on local authority services and local government finance of European directives dealing with bathing water and with clean air and emissions; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Gummer
[holding answer 26 June 1995]: The framework directive on ambient air quality assessment and management will have no direct effect on local authority services and local government finance. The effects of the subsequent daughter directives will be assessed when the proposals are adopted.
The directives on bathing waters and on integrated pollution prevention and control may entail a slight increase in existing co-ordination or provision of information functions for the local authorities. No assessment of these functions has been supplied by the local authority associations.