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Water Pollution

Volume 175: debated on Monday 25 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what instructions he has issued to regional councils, environmental health departments and other relevant authorities in Scotland regarding the dangers posed by freshwater algae.

[holding answer 22 June 1990]: Regional councils are responsible for providing wholesome drinking water and they, together with environmental health and other relevant authorities in Scotland, are aware of the potential problems arising from certain types of freshwater algae. No specific advice has been issued as there is no evidence of a significant problem in Scotland, but the matter is under consideration.