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Water Supplies

Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make available sufficient funds to enable drinking water quality throughout Strathclyde to meet European standards by 1996 at the latest.

The quality of drinking water supply is the responsibility of regional and islands councils. The needs of Strathclyde, and other authorities, will be taken into account in setting capital expenditure allocations for 1990–91 and subsequent years.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will name the water supplies in Scotland which have derogations for aluminium under article 20 of the drinking water directive which will expire in each of the years: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995–96.

The water supplies concerned, which were the subject of delay applications under article 20 of the drinking water directive, are as follows and the delays expire in the years indicated:

1990

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Killylour
  • New Abbey
  • Winterhope
  • Grampian
  • Herricks
  • Rochomie
  • Strathclyde
  • Port Charlotte

1991

  • Borders
  • Alemoor
  • Wanton Walls
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Areeming
  • Strathclyde
  • Carradale
  • Tighnabruaich

1992

  • Central
  • Longhill
  • Sauchie

Residents in homes for the elderly by district/region at 31 March 1988

Local authority homes

Voluntary homes

Private homes

Berwickshire5118
Ettrick and Lauderdale1032920
Roxburgh1053642
Tweeddale7434

Borders region

33365114
Clackmannan4037
Falkirk2001723
Stirling18912152

Central region

42917575
Annandale and Eskdale435680
Nithsdale993020
Stewartry9220
Wigtown87275

Dumfries and Galloway

321113125

  • Woodburn
  • Highland
  • Wick
  • Strathclyde
  • Afton
  • Dhu Loch
  • Inveraray
  • Muasdale
  • Muirdykes
  • Pundeavon
  • Tarbert

1993

  • Strathclyde
  • Bradan
  • Clachan
  • Crosbie
  • Furnace
  • Spallander
  • Tobermory
  • Torra
  • Whinhill

1994

  • Strathclyde
  • Penwhapple
  • Staneley

1995–96

  • Strathclyde
  • Amlaird
  • Ardrishaig
  • Dougliehill
  • Garshake
  • Greenhead
  • Kelly
  • Larkfield
  • Maukinhill
  • Overton
  • Prospecthill
  • Skelmorlie
  • South Moorhouse