§ Lord Hardy of Wath
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What action is being taken to ensure that there will be no significant further environmental damage as a result of water abstraction. [HL3188]260WA
§ Lord Whitty
We published on 19 June a consultation paper setting out a wide range of proposals for changes in the water abstraction licensing system in England and Wales. A copy is in the Library of the House. Proposals on making changes to licences for abstractions which may be causing environmental damage are incorporated. In addition, possible water company investment to deal with particularly damaging abstractions is under consideration as part of the periodic review of water company price limits.