To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has on alternatives to chlorofluorocarbons currently in use which are greenhouse gases.
The drinking water inspectorate was established on 2 January 1990. Its principal tasks will be to check that the quality of public water supplies complies with legal requirements and that water companies are carrying out improvement programmes to which they are committed by undertakings under section 20 of the Water Act 1989. Before the end of the year, the inspectorate will make an inspection of each of the 39 water companies. It will publish a report upon its first year of operations, copies of which will be placed in the Library of the House of Commons.