Waste Water Treatment

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 20th January 2005.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Shadow Spokesperson (Women), Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry), Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the implications for planning applications in (a) North Down and (b) in the rest of Northern Ireland of the recent European Commission threat of infringement proceedings for inadequate waste water treatment infrastructure.

Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

It is too early to assess the implications for planning applications in North Down and the rest of Northern Ireland at this stage. However, Government officials are seeking further senior legal counsel advice on the matter.

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