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Water: EU Law

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th June 2011.

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Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Conservative, Nuneaton

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(1) what proportion of waterways owned by the Crown Estate is expected to achieve (a) good ecological status and (b) good ecological potential under the Water Framework Directive by 2015;

(2) how many weirs owned by the Crown Estate are without fully functional all-fish species passes which comply with the provision of the Water Framework Directive.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

I have been asked to reply.

The Crown Estate grants agricultural tenancies on land which includes inland waterways. The lessees are responsible for maintenance. The Crown Estate is not aware of any waterways and weirs that it owns which do not comply with the Waterways Framework Directive.

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