HL Deb 14 February 2001 vol 622 cc35-6WA
Lord Hanningfield

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have to increase the designation of inland bathing waters. [HL645]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Lord Whitty)

The Government have identified 11 inland bathing waters in the UK under the Bathing Water Directive. We keep this matter under review and if any sites are brought to our attention as potential inland bathing waters, we shall consider them against the identification criteria in the directive.