HC Deb 14 January 1997 vol 288 c191W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if the United Kingdom Government will meet the deadlines set by the EU urban waste water treatment directive for actions to be taken by(a) 1998, (b) 2000 and (c) 2005. [9118]

Mr. Clappison

The article 17 report to the European Commission on the implementation programme for the urban waste water treatment directive prepared in November 1994 gave no reason to think that the deadlines in the directive will not be met. An updated report is to be prepared shortly. The directive provides for the Commission to grant a limited extension of time in certain circumstances, but no application has yet been made by the UK.

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