asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, whether he is aware of the charges and assessments and the almost unanimous refusal of the citizens of New-castle-on-Tyne to meet the demands made by the water company: and if any action is being taken to inquire into this matter, so as to adjust fairly a serious grievance of the Newcastle residents?
§ Major BOYD-CARPENTER
My right hon. Friend has not received any complaints in this matter. The present charges were fixed by Parliament in an Act passed this year, and under the Act the charges cannot be revised for three years.