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South East Water

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to announce a decision on whether to hold an inquiry into South East Water’s Water Resources Management Plan; and what criteria will inform his decision. (269273)

Water companies have recently published their statements of response to the representations received on their draft Water Resources Management Plans. The Secretary of State will consider the need for inquiries or hearings in connection with the draft plans and whether these would assist him by eliciting information necessary in his consideration of whether to direct changes to the plans before they are finalised. Each plan will be considered on its merits and individual decisions on whether to hold an inquiry or hearing will be made once the Secretary of State has considered the statements of response.