§ Mr. Speller
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the sewerage outfalls from Wales into the Bristol channel, together with industrial discharges; and whether he has made any assessment of how many more outlets can be allowed before the water quality off south Wales and north Devon would require the European Community to take legal action over the failure of many beaches to meet European Community bathing water standards.
§ Mr. Grist
Sewerage outfalls from Wales direct to the Bristol channel are listed in the following table. Information on industrial discharges, which are the responsibility of the Welsh water authority, is not centrally available.
Cardiff Western Baglan Barry East New Mumbles Head Barry West Town Bishopston Rhoose East Southgate Rhoose West Oxwich West Aberthaw Overton Llantwit Major Rhossili Penybont Saundersfoot Newton Point Tenby Irongate Manorbier Afan Stackpole
No such assessment as suggested by my hon. Friend is needed. I refer him to my reply of 10 April at column 382.246W
§ Mr. Peter Walker
The number of permanent staff working in my Department in 1979, 1985 and each subsequent year and their occupational categories are set out in the following table. Direct comparisons between individual occupational categories after 1986 are however not possible since in following years they were affected by changes arising from the introduction of unified grading and the expansion of the open structure.