§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Cardiff, West (Mr. Morgan) of 2 April,Official Report, column 478, who will determine whether sewage discharges subjected to primary treatment have an adverse environmental effect.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
It is for the National Rivers Authority to consent applications for discharges to controlled waters taking into account the provisions of any relevant EEC directives, and any directions from my right hon. Friends.