HC Deb 13 January 1978 vol 941 c839W
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".