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River Ecology

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Tony Baldry Tony Baldry The Second Church Estates Commissioner

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to improve the water quality and ecology of rivers in England.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The measures we will take to prevent deterioration and improve the ecological status of all water bodies (including rivers) in England by 2015 are set out in River Basin Management Plans.

An approach to engage local communities to develop improvement plans is being piloted and will be supported by over 8,500 investigations into specific issues and an additional £92 million over the next four years to fund action to tackle them.

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