HC Deb 14 February 1986 vol 91 cc561-2W
Mr. Kirkwood

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list in the Official Report those bathing beaches in Scotland which do not presently conform with established EEC standards.

Mr. Ancram

No beaches in Scotland are at present listed under the EC bathing water directive.

Mr. Kirkwood

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what plans he has to monitor bathing beaches in Scotland to ensure they conform to EEC quality standards;

(2) if he will undertake to carry out and publish a study of the quality of bathing beaches at all major tourist resorts in Scotland.

Mr. Ancram

At the Government's request, local river purification boards are to monitor the quality of bathing water on 20 beaches in Scotland over the next two bathing seasons. Consideration will be given to publication of the results. The list of bathing waters is:

  • Nairn
  • Aberdeen
  • Cullen
  • Fraserburgh
  • Arbroath
  • Carnoustie
  • St. Andrews
  • Aberdour
  • Gullane
  • Kinghorn
  • North Berwick
  • Yellowcraigs
  • Pease Bay
  • Sandyhills
  • Ayr
  • Girvan
  • Irvine-Gailes
  • Prestwick
  • Saltcoats, Ardrossan
  • Troon (south)

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