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Water Charges

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the timetable is of the independent review of water charging announced in his Department's water strategy; (193305)

(2) what the (a) remit and (b) scope of the independent review of water charging is; and if he will make a statement;

(3) who will undertake the independent review of water charging announced in his Department's water strategy.

In “Future Water”, the Government's water strategy, we outlined informally both the remit and scope for the independent review of charging households for water and sewerage services. Work is under way to commission the review, including appointing a reviewer and agreeing the final terms of reference and timetable for the review. These details will be announced in due course.