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Water Quality

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list each of the items of EC legislation concerning the cleanliness of water that the United Kingdom is legally bound to implement; and if he will list for each item whether the United Kingdom supported or opposed it at a vote in the EC.

With one exception, the directives relating to water quality listed below were adopted by unanimity under the provisions of the treaty of Rome. The titanium dioxide directive (92/112/EEC) was adopted by a qualified majority with United Kingdom support. In many, if not all, cases, changes will have been made in negotiation at the request of the United Kingdom.