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Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many households in England were subject to water restrictions in 2006. (134494)

During 2006, about 16 million people were subject to restrictions on water use. In most cases, this involved hosepipe bans. However, a single drought order, allowing restrictions to be placed on non-essential uses of water, was partially implemented by Sutton and East Surrey Water.