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Water Charges

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to his Department’s press release of 14 July 2009 on surface water drainage charges, DEFRA Minister pledges action on rain tax, what the timetable is for the introduction of new guidance to water companies. (292227)

The Government announced on 28 September that they will bring forward legislation to enable water and sewerage companies to operate concessionary schemes for community groups for surface water drainage charges. The legislation will be brought in as part of a Flood and Water Management Bill at the earliest opportunity.