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Statutory Undertakings (Charges)

Volume 154: debated on Tuesday 30 May 1922

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asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the continued high charges for essential services, as water, gas, and electricity, all over the country; and what, if any, steps he proposes to take to bring about a general decrease in such charges?

My Department deals only with water charges. These charges are generally limited by Statute, and I am not aware that they are generally excessive. In certain cases there is a right of application to my Department for revision, and any such application is carefully considered.