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