Government rejects cost/benefit study of bathing water clean-up

The Government remains opposed to any further significant investments in cleaning up bathing waters, the House of Lords was told on 18 May during a debate on a proposal to revise the current EC rules on bathing water quality. The debate revealed that a Lords Committee which had examined the proposal was split on the issue, while the Government has rejected the Committee's recommendation for a study of the economic benefits of higher standards of bathing water quality for health and tourism to inform discussion on how much more money should be spent on cleaning up sewage discharges.

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