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Sewers

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to publish a further consultation on the transfer of private sewers and lateral drains connected to the public network to water and sewage companies; what the future timetable of this work is; and if he will make a statement. (227341)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 10 September 2008, Official Report, column 1942W, by my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham, East and Saddleworth (Mr. Woolas).

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to publish the Government’s response to his Department’s consultation on the transfer of private sewers to sewerage undertakers; and if he will make a statement. (227943)

[holding answer 17 October 2008]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham, East and Saddleworth (Mr. Woolas) on 10 September 2008, Official Report, column 1942W.