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

Yes. No other member state in the European Community has a higher proportion of its river length in the top two grades of river quality than the United Kingdom. The River Wye has consistently been of class I quality for a considerable time.