§ Mr. Speller
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many permits for the discharge of new or part-treated sewage into the Bristol channel he has authorised; how long these permits last; and if he has any plans to renew them.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
It is for the National Rivers Authority to issue consents for the discharge of sewage to the Bristol channel. Details of consents are held on the N RA register established by section 117 of the Water Act 1989.