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Severn-Trent Water Authority

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade why, having decided to refer the Severn-Trent water authority to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, he is not doing so before the autumn.

The commission is fully occupied at the moment. My right hon. Friend proposes to refer the Severn-Trent water authority as soon as the current inquiry into British Rail's London and South-East commuter services has been completed.