Drinking water and breaches of EC law

The nature of the legal obligations on the Government where the UK is in breach of an EC environmental law have been explored for the first time by the High Court. R v Secretary of State for the Environment ex parte Friends of the Earth (Divisional Court, Queens Bench Division, 29 March 1994) concerned a challenge to the legality of the Secretary of State's actions with respect to the 1980 EC Directive on drinking water quality. The Department of the Environment (DoE) and the water utilities will be relieved that the Court upheld the validity of the Government's approach, but the judgement of Mr Justice Schiemann raises significant points of principle which will have a bearing beyond the specific facts in issue.

by

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here

Email: report@ends.co.uk

Call: 020 8267 8120

Register for
Free Trial

  • 14 day access to subscriber-only content

Register

Subscribe

Prices on request

  • Full access to endsreport.com for 12 months
  • Monthly print issues
  • Clear and accessible guidance on relevant legislation
  • Integration with ENDS Compliance Manager helping you plan ahead and ensure compliance for your organisation
  • Individual or bespoke multi-user packages available

See all benefits