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

Unfortunately the River Rother is not in either of the top two grades of river quality, but the hon. Gentleman should appreciate that its present condition is the result of activities that have continued for generations. The clean-up has started and its pace will quicken when the water industry is in the private sector.