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Water Charges

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to enable householders to be charged for their water consumption by means of water meters.

This is primarily a matter for the water industry itself to decide within the framework laid down by the various Water Acts. I understand that at least one water authority intends to offer the option of metered water supplies to domestic householders shortly and others may well decide to follow. I shall watch this development with interest.