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Water Authorities

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 30 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to amend the law so that present borrowing restrictions on the water authorities may be eased and consumer interests may be more effectively represented, either by the establishment of water consumer councils, or by requiring some or all members of the authorities to be directly elected.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State will consider the hon. Member's suggestions as part of the general review of the working of the water industry which he proposes to undertake next year.