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Water Supply (New Developments)

Volume 301: debated on Friday 21 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will review the requirement on water companies to supply water to all newly approved developments. [17067]

Under section 37 of the Water Industry Act 1991, a water undertaker is required to supply water to all persons who request it. This duty is enforceable by the Secretary of State. There are no plans at present to review this requirement.