§ Mr. John Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the Scottish Water Advisory Committee will submit its final report; and when he will introduce the proposed legislation to reorganise the arrangements for water supply in Scotland.
§ Mr. Ross
The final report of the Scottish Water Advisory Committee is being published today and copies are available in the Vote Office. I am grateful to the Committee for completing its work so quickly. Generally I have accepted the Committee's recommendations as the basis for the legislation which I expect to introduce within the next few months, and I am consulting the local authority associations.