HC Deb 02 April 1963 vol 675 c216
12. Mr. Oram

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he accepts the recommendations of the Sub-Committee on Water Charges set up by the Central Advisory Water Committee; and whether legislation will be introduced in the present Session of Parliament to deal with these matters.

Mr. Corfield

My right hon. Friend is considering these recommendations and will make a statement in due course, but there is no prospect of legislation this session.

Mr. Oram

Since the report called attention to many anomalies, particularly in regard to commercial property, such as where shops are combined with flats, can the Minister hold out no hope of fairly immediate steps being taken to remove at least the worst injustices?

Mr. Corfield

The difficulty here is that the report must be considered as a whole because some of the recommendations overlap. As soon as that has happened and my right hon. Friend has made a statement, a large part of the recommendations will no doubt be able to be put into effect by administrative action and need not wait for legislation. Legislation will be required in some cases.

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