HC Deb 03 May 1971 vol 816 cc981-2
1. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will now set up a Welsh Water Corporation.

The Minister of State, Welsh Office (Mr. David Gibson-Watt)

The future organisation of water services is being considered in the light of the recently published Central Advisory Water Committee Report. The recommendations contained in the Welsh Council's Report will be taken into account in this context.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

Does not my hon. Friend agree that there is increasing demand for water from areas like Wales for areas like the West Midlands and the East Midlands? Does he not further agree that it would be a more advantageous method than at present to have a water corporation for Wales? Would this not ensure that Wales got maximum benefit?

Mr. Gibson-Watt

I am sure that all Welsh Members will be grateful to my hon. Friend for his solicitations. The Welsh Council's Report, "Water in Wales", recommended the establishment of a Welsh Water Development Authority.

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