§ Lord Mason of Barnsley
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What working relationships have been established between the Department of the Environment and the Anglers Conservation Association at both national and regional level, and particularly with regard to co-operating in the collation of evidence in pollution cases.
§ Baroness Hayman
The department consults widely on environmental policy issues and, while there are no specific working arrangements with the Anglers Conservation Association, we shall ensure that it is included in such exercises as regards water pollution. Prosecution and other action in respect of pollution offences is a matter for the relevant regulatory bodies.