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Sewerage Charges

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) whether, in the light of the ruling in the High Court on the 5th May 1975, he will suspend the operation of the Water Authorities (Collection of Charges) Order 1975 (S.I., 1975, No. 396);(2) if he will circulate advice to rating authorities following the ruling in the High Court on 5th May 1975 by Mr. Justice Phillips on sewerage charges made on unconnected properties.

No. Pending consideration of an appeal, it is not possible to comment at this stage. In fact the judgment was made on the 1974, not the 1975, order and affects only one part of that order.