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Water Charges: Religious Buildings

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 20 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will meet representatives of (a) churches, (b) voluntary and community groups and (c) charities to discuss surface area water charges; and if he will make a statement. (248857)

DEFRA is in contact with interested parties. The Government are aware of the problem of affordability faced by some customers as a result of the switch to site area charging for surface water drainage and are looking at what can be done.