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Severn-Trent Water Authority

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he intends referring the Severn-Trent water authority to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission ; and what the terms of the reference will be.

My right hon. Friend intends to refer the authority to the commission this autumn. Terms of reference have yet to be settled finally, but will cover the authority's efficiency and costs in general.