River Quality

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th May 1989.

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Photo of Michael Howard Michael Howard Minister of State (Department of Environment) (Planning) 12:00 am, 24th May 1989

The 1985 river quality surveys for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland indicated that about 95 per cent. of river lengths in the United Kingdom were classified as good quality or fair quality; that is the latest year for which comprehensive figures are available.