§ Mr. Warren
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, if he will give a report on the progress made by water authorities in meeting the EEC directive on bathing water quality on the beaches of the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
The Department is currently consulting the local authority associations and the water industry. In the light of these discussions we shall be issuing advice to water and local authorities on the application of this directive and, in particular, on the identification of "bathing waters".