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Water Authorities (Privatisation)

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received concerning the plans for privatisation of each of the water authorities; and when privatisation is likely to proceed.

We have received 42 responses to the discussion paper issued in April. Apart from the responses of the ten water authorities and the Water Authorities Association, these include five others from the water industry, 13 from outside associations, and responses from one London borough council, five district councils, the Countryside Commission and four individuals.The Government are considering the possibilities and a statement will be made in due course.