asked the Minister of Health how many water undertakings there are in England and Wales; and what respective numbers of undertakings supply approximately 50 per cent. and 75 per cent. of the population.
There are approximately 1,200 statutory water undertakings in England and Wales. It is estimated that 26 undertakings supply 50 per cent. of the population and that 123 undertakings supply 75 per cent. of the population.